EVENT: LSE – A Right to Be Believed? Testimony in Sexual Abuse Cases

Posted May 10th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.