Keir Starmer’s record on rape

Keir Starmer’s record on rape Camden New Journal  Letters  6 February 2020 The record on rape We take issue with the letter from MARTIN PLAUT of NW5 (‘Errors in attacks on Starmer’, January 30). He claims that rape “is one of the issues [Sir Keir] feels most strongly about and has worked on most assiduously. His determination has been …

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Cyprus rape case: on the day before sentencing Women Against Rape points to similar outrageous cases in the UK

We share the outrage of women in Cyprus protesting against the conviction of a 19-year-old British woman who faces prison after reporting gang rape by 12 Israeli men in Ayia Napa. We welcome the UK government’s concern at the unfairness of the trial. But where is the acknowledgement that rape victims in the UK also face prison …

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Evidence to Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence, 5 July 2018

Evidence to Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence, 5 July 2018 Summary: This evidence covers five key policy areas that result in increased vulnerability to domestic violence and lack of resources to escape violent men: Family courts and domestic violence Austerity cuts and domestic violence Destitution – a recipe for domestic violence The hostile environment …

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Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatized Sandra Laville The Guardian Friday 22 May 2015 A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under …

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Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons

Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons   Women and families affected by biased rape investigations were joined by supporters in the House of Commons on 2 December to discuss the campaign, led by us, against the prosecution and imprisonment of rape survivors. Hosted by John McDonnell MP, the event focused …

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PRESS RELEASE: 27 organisations urge DPP not to prosecute rape victims

PRESS RELEASE: 27 organisations urge DPP not to prosecute rape victims Twenty-seven organisations, including rape crisis centres and women’s aid groups, have written to Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), alarmed by rising prosecutions of women for supposed false allegations of rape or domestic violence. They say that such prosecutions are not in …

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Why Women Against Rape opposes prosecutions of women accused of making a false allegation

Why we oppose prosecutions of women accused of making a false allegation Evidence given to the DPP, February 2011 1. Alleged false allegations have been a distraction: bungled rape investigations and prosecutions are the problem. False allegations for rape are extremely rare, yet they are treated as a major problem. This distracts from the true …

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