False Allegations or Miscarriages of Justice?

Keir Starmer’s record on rape

7 February 2020

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

6 January 2020

Cyprus rape case: on the day before sentencing Women Against Rape points to similar outrageous casesin 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 …

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

26 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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Layla Ibrahim film interview

14 June 2017

Layla Ibrahim film interview Support our campaign to quash Layla’s conviction – like our Layla Ibrahim is Innocent page on facebook

Layla Ibrahim on Victoria Derbyshire Show, 16 Nov 2016

16 November 2016

Layla Ibrahim – Victoria Derbyshire Show, 16 Nov 2016 Support our campaign to get Layla’s conviction quashed – go to Layla Ibrahim is innocent on Facebook

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

24 May 2015

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 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 the Human …

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Event

14 December 2014

House of Commons event “Jail rapists not rape victims”,  2 December 2014 Women and families affected by biased rape investigations were joined by supporters in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2nd December to discuss the campaign, led by Women Against Rape (WAR) and Black Women’s Rape Action Project (BWRAP), against the prosecution and imprisonment …

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

2 December 2014

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

7 June 2011

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

14 February 2011

Why we oppose prosecutions of women accused of making a false allegation False allegations for rape are extremely rare, yet they are treated as a major problem. This distracts from the true rape scandal that: 90% of rapes are never reported; up to 45% are no-crimed; the conviction rate for reported rape is 6.5 %. …

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