TEST: Compensation

To do here:

  • Add description from the existing Compensation page. 
  • Add this age's link to the Campaigns page
  • Go through & identify any post that needs to be removed: to remove a post - uncheck compensation category

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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28 June 2008

Ms L wins £11,000 at Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority appeal A rape survivor who was unable to give a full statement to the police applied for compensation three years later, fought an initial refusal – and won! Facts Ms L was attacked in May 2001, by a stranger. She has no memory from the middle …

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Prostitute wins compensation

19 March 1996

In the media: Who counts and who pays?

16 June 1995

Government attempts to cut compensation to victims of violence. As reported in the New Law Journal, the new system of fixed tariffs for specific injuries cuts victims’ money by £250million a year.

Claiming compensation for rape and sexual assault

5 July 1993

Help and advise on how to claim compensation and how to appeal the court decisions

WAR press release: opposing government cuts to compensation scheme

15 May 1993

Press release on compensation: who counts and who pays?

Articles: on the fight for compensation

20 December 1992

Campaigning for compensation for rape – collage of articles.

In the media: Judge breaks new ground in law on marital rape

31 July 1990

In the media: Legal history was made as a man was jailed for attempting to raping his wife This case breaks new ground in the law of rape – as reported in The Independent, July 1990.

In the media: Compensation victory for Women Against Rape

6 March 1990

Home office agrees to compensate women who have a child as a result of rape A tremendous victory reported in the Caribbean Times, March 1990. WAR have fought for 13 years for this measure…

The Leveller: Making WAR on rape

9 January 1982

Making WAR on rape Rape in Marriage should be made a crime. That is the provisional recommendation of the Criminal Law Revision Committee, and is something which Women Against Rape have been campaigning about for more than five years…