Juries are not to blame… As reported in the New Law Journal, there appears to be a bias refusal within the criminal justice system to arrest, investigate and convict men who are violent against women.
Article in Telepathy newsletter – outlining the support provided by WAR for survivors of rape. And examples of some of the legal cases we have worked on with women…
Policy often divert attention from the real obstacles of justice which victims face. Such policies provide a smokescreen for the sexism, racism, class and other forms of discrimination. Read the article in New Law Journal in full below.
We argue against new legislation regarding concsent cases. Our letter below outlines the intolerable ordeal rape survivors now face in trying to establish in court that they did not consent to sex.
Our opposition to the Law Commissions proposals on consent in rape law outlined in the New Law Journal, June 1997.
Crime (Sentences) Bill 1997 - the implications for women. A Crime Bill is part of a law and order agenda which invokes victims rights and undermines civil rights. Alongside Legal Action for Women, we submitted a briefing to the House of Lords opposing to the Bill and highlighting the implications for female victims of rape.
Briefing by Women Against Rape and Legal Action for Women in the House of Lords. We argue that the Crime Bill is part of a law and order agenda which invoices victims’ rights and undermines civil rights.
A Kurdish women raped by Turkish police has been given UK asylum. As reported in the Hampstead and Highgate Express in June 1996, the overturning of the Home Office’s original ruling was an important moment in legal history.