WAR is independent of the police, the CPS and Home Office. Its services are based on self help, and it provides support and legal rights information to those trying to get justice, protection, asylum and compensation.  Its campaigns are shaped by casework.  It has helped set precedents in law such as the first private prosecution for rape in England and Wales.  This work has helped to change the attitudes of individuals and institutions.  When acting in individual cases, WAR takes account of the implications for other cases.  It aims to make each individual advance useful to others who are seeking justice.

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Below are examples of some of our cases and legal victories. 

In the media: PC freed after appeal judges overturn rape conviction

13 July 1990

Three appeal court judges freed a police constable who raped As reported in The Guardian July 1990, PC Anderson was freed on the grounds that the original trial judge had said nothing in his summing up about the officer’s previous good character.