Rape

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An advocate has endorsed an MSP's call for legal representation for complainers in sexual assault and rape cases. Scottish Labour's Katy Clark has lodged a motion at Holyrood that calls for complainers to be given their own lawyers.

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The criminal justice system is failing rape complainants, and "widespread reform is needed to build trust and secure justice", a new report has found. A joint inspection by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)

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Plans to exclude juries from rape trials have been rubbished by the Faculty of Advocates. In a submission to Holyrood's Criminal Justice Committee, the Faculty states that many within the legal profession had been accused of being conspiracy theorists when they suggested last year that there was "a

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A new campaign is seeking a change in the law that would confer anonymity on rape complainers. Led by Glasgow Caledonian University law lecturers Andrew Tickell and Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe, the Campaign for Complainer Anonymity aims to formulate legislative reforms which can be adopted by the Scott

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland has published new research into how sexual history and bad character evidence is used in sexual offences trials. The findings have led to a call by the commission for an urgent review on how courts and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Servic

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Downing Street is planning to set prosecution targets in rape cases for police and lawyers, The Guardian reports. The Prime Minister's crime and justice taskforce is to set targets for police to refer evidentially strong rape cases to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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