Submission to Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice

Submission to Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Perverting the Course of Justice Guidelines 22 June 2022 Introduction WAR is a multiracial grassroots women’s organisation set up in 1976. It provides practical support to victims of all types of sexual and domestic violence, and it campaigns for changes in the systems of criminal justice, asylum and compensation. …

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Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill

Women call on MPs to vote vs the Police Bill We have been campaigning for over a year against both the Police Bill and the Nationality and Borders Bill, from women’s point of view. You may have noticed that women are at the forefront of peaceful protest against poverty, rape and domestic violence, racism and …

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‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers

‘Shortage occupations’ change is not such good news for asylum seekers THE shortage of care workers had led the government to expand the list of “shortage occupations” and allow asylum seekers who have been waiting more than 12 months for a home office decision to apply to work in this sector. This seems like good …

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‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’

‘Empathy, compassion and conscientiousness must be valued in the Met Police’ Hampstead Highgate Express OPINION View from the Street Published: 8:45 AM February 16, 2022 As Met Commissioner Cressida Dick departs, what standards must replace what has been discredited, in London and in forces across the country? Not only criminal behaviour by individual officers but policies …

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‘Defending this racist, male supremacist force’

Defending this racist, male supremacist force’ Hampstead & Highgate Express  Opinion: View from the Street Published: 8:52 AM February 9, 2022 Ms Kristina O’Connor was assaulted in a street robbery in Kentish Town in 2011. When she reported it, DS James Mason, called her “amazingly hot” and asked her out. A disciplinary hearing found him guilty …

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URGENT: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill

URGENT: women oppose Police Crime Sentencing & Courts Bill & Nationality & Borders Bill Update: National Day of Action Join WAR & Women of Colour GWS at the London protest against both the Police Bill and the Nationality & Borders Bill, meet 12 noon, Lincolns Inn Fields WC2A 3TL. Two planned protests have merged, check …

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Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions

Call to stop denying compensation to rape victims with criminal convictions 20 December 2021, Claudia Jacob A Kentish Town-based organisation has launched a petition demanding the government stop denying compensation to victims of sexual assault who have unrelated unspent convictions. The Ministry of Justice-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) makes payments to victims of violent crime. Since 2012, …

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Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation

Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation Exclusive: ‘Given so many of these victims were attacked as children by grown men, the trauma is lasting,’ says campaigner. Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent, The Independent, 13 December 2021 Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal. Exclusive data …

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