‘Sexual offences have frequently gone unpunished because victims have not been believed. This stands in the way of justice and constitutes an additional wrong; according to one victim, not being believed by the police ‘was almost worse than the rape itself’. In light of this, many have called for a ‘right to be believed’. But how can this be reconciled with the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’? And when, if at all, do we have a right that someone should believe our testimony? Our panel—a philosopher, a barrister, and a legal theorist—will debate these questions.’
Date: 16th May 2016, 6.30-8.00pm
Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE London, WC2A 3LJ
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