Bill is a move towards a police state – letter in Camden New Journal

Bill is a move towards a police state – letter in Camden New Journal 27 November, 2020 TOM Foot’s (November 19) report of the Undercover Policing Inquiry highlighted police surveillance in Camden. Women are giving evidence about abusive sexual relationships with police spies, and the Lawrence family about infiltration to discredit their justice campaign after … Read more

The Guardian view on falling rape prosecutions: women’s rights are regressing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/30/the-guardian-view-on-falling-prosecutions-womens-rights-are-regressing Editorial Progress is being rolled back around the world. Right wing governments are not the only ones to blame. Thu 30 Jul 2020 18.56 BSTLast modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 04.37 BST We are going backwards. The number of reported rapes that result in convictions has long been alarmingly low. But the state of rape prosecutions in … Read more

Women’s group urges Parliament to reject ‘misogynistic’ MP’s amendments to Domestic Abuse Bill

Morning Star, 9 June 2020 Lamiat Sabin A WOMEN’S rights group called on Parliament today to reject “wrecking amendments” to the Domestic Abuse Bill proposed by Tory MP Philip Davies, who they say has a “misogynistic” record. The Shipley MP has said that attempts to use a child as a “weapon” by keeping them away … Read more

Secret policy change by CPS cut number of rape trials, high court told

Application on behalf of women’s group follows concern over fall in number of charges Owen Bowcott and Caelainn Barr  The Guardian  Tue 17 Mar 2020 A legal challenge over alleged changes to Crown Prosecution Service policy on bringing charges in rape cases has been dismissed by the high court. The judges, Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen’s Bench … Read more

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 applauded by the victims … Read more

Our response to Guardian report showing a significant fall in prosecutions in England and Wales

Revealed: collapse in rape cases that end up in court, 27 July 2019 • It is shocking that after decades of campaigning by women and repeated official claims that scandals like Savile, Worboys and Rotherham are things of the past, we learn that rape charging has collapsed even further. It is not because victims don’t come … Read more

New police disclosure consent forms

Update: See Lisa Longstaff of WAR interviewed on SKY News, 1 May 2019 Good account by anon survivor who went through three trials: Giving my phone to police after my rape left me in limbo feeling violated And another survivor’s account: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/29/sexual-assault-case-dropped-refused-police-phone-rape Also, see good article by Dawn Foster here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/29/rape-victims-phones-police-guidelines WAR’s comment: There’s a … Read more