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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