Will Trial Rape Courts Address Low Conviction Rates? – Each Other

Posted August 16th, 2022 in courts, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘A year after the Government’s Rape Review, a pilot scheme was announced that would establish three specialist rape courts in England. But with concerns from the sector about access to justice, survivors’ welfare and funding: Will specialist rape courts address low conviction rates and support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence?’

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Each Other, 12th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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Man found guilty of murdering his wife four days after their wedding – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2022 in domestic violence, families, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a suitcase just days after their wedding.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2022

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Eileen Barrott death: Life sentence for husband who killed wife – BBC News

‘A man who killed his wife in a “final act of control” and then went on the run has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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‘Controlling’ Leeds man who killed wife jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

‘A “coercive and controlling” husband who murdered his wife when he realised she was trying to break free from what was a toxic relationship has been jailed for at least 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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Today’s CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims – Family Law

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, statistics, victims by tracey

‘The Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has said that the latest CPS figures show a very worrying trend for domestic abuse victims.’

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Family Law, 29th July 2022

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Man who stabbed girlfriend 29 times in Gateshead jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2022 in attempted murder, domestic violence, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who stabbed his partner 29 times and left her locked in their house in a pool of blood has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Dawn Walker death: Husband killed wife after wedding, court told – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2022 in domestic violence, married persons, murder, news by sally

‘A husband killed his wife shortly after their wedding and stuffed her body into a suitcase, a court has been told.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2022

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Lily-Mai Saint George: Mother found guilty of infanticide of her 10-week-old daughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, homicide, infanticide, news by sally

‘Lauren Saint George has been convicted of killing her daughter after the baby was put into her parents’ care against professional advice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2022

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Domestic abusers barred from cross-examining victims in family and civil courts – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims of domestic abuse can be spared from being cross-examined by their alleged attackers in family and civil courts under measures coming into force today (21 July 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st July 2022

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Retired farmer jailed for at least 18 years for murdering wife in 1982 – The Guardian

‘An 89-year-old retired pig farmer who tried to blame the serial killer Fred West for the disappearance of his wife in 1982 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a septic tank.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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New guidance will ensure all forms of domestic abuse are recognised – Family Law

‘New statutory guidance on identifying and responding to domestic abuse and its impact on victims has been published on 8 July 2022, by the Home Office.’

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Family Law, 14th July 2022

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Domestic abuse & the family courts – New Law Journal

Posted July 13th, 2022 in children, domestic violence, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘In the first of a two-part series, Cris McCurley examines key changes to the treatment of domestic abuse victims & their children within the family justice system.’

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New Law Journal, 8th July 2022

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Kettering deaths inquest: Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, domestic violence, inquests, news, suicide, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by her “jealous” boyfriend who then took his own life, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2022

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Millions in UK do not know the meaning of coercive control – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2022 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Millions in the UK have no understanding of the meaning of coercive control despite the fact the offence is illegal, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2022

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Watchdogs condemn police response to domestic abuse claims against officers – The Guardian

‘Police forces in England and Wales are responding to reports of their own officers committing domestic abuse in a way that is “significantly harming the public interest”, with just 9% of such allegations leading to criminal charges, a joint watchdog investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2022

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Government To Partially Comply With Istanbul Convention Against Domestic Abuse And Sexual Violence – Each Other

Posted June 28th, 2022 in domestic violence, immigration, news, sexual offences, treaties, women by sally

‘In May, Home secretary, Priti Patel, announced that the UK will comply with the Istanbul Convention after a 10-year delay. The UK will now seek to ratify the Convention by 31 July. It is the first legally-binding treaty with minimum legal standards which governments must meet to combat violence against women. After a decade of waiting, concerns have been raised though that the government has and will continue to fail migrant and refugee women, as the government is ‘reserving their right‘ not to comply with article 59, which would end some migrants’ dependence on abusive partners for their immigration status.’

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Each Other, 27th June 2022

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‘Honour killings? It should be called the devil’s work’: Bekhal Mahmod on the murder of her sister – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in domestic violence, families, forced marriages, murder, news by sally

‘After Banaz Mahmod was killed by her father, uncle and three other men in 2006, it was her sister’s testimony that helped bring them to justice. Before the release of her memoir she tells of her rage at what happened and why she is still living in hiding.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

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Domestic abuse and defamation – Transparency Project

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in defamation, domestic violence, families, news by sally

‘This is a post about a defamation trial where one party (the claimant – C) is claiming the other party (the defendant – D) has caused his reputation serious harm by making statements that allege domestic abuse by C against D. Far removed from the recent Depp-Heard trial in the US, this case is being heard in London and the parties are not celebrities: C is described as a businessman and D is a school teacher.’

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Transparency Project, 22nd June 2022

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Management transfers and public functions: R(TRX) v Network Homes – Nearly Legal

Posted June 20th, 2022 in domestic violence, equality, housing, judicial review, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘This judicial review of R(TRX) v Network Homes (2022) EWHC 456 (Admin) CO/3538/2021 is a useful restatement of the principles which apply in determining when decisions of Private Registered Providers of social housing (Housing Associations) can be judicially reviewed. The case concerned an application for a management transfer following threats of domestic abuse made to the Claimant, TRX, by X, her former partner. The Claimant brought 6 grounds of review after her request for a management transfer was refused by the Defendant. ‘

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Nearly Legal, 19th June 2022

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