Victims of slavery and human trafficking ‘abandoned’ as soon as they are identified – The Independent

‘Hundreds of slavery victims in the UK are being “abandoned” by the authorities as soon as they are identified, placing them at risk of falling straight back into the hands of traffickers, experts have warned.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2017

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Top QC implied sex assault victim ‘bore responsibility’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A senior silk has been reprimanded after a disciplinary tribunal found that he implied that a woman who was sexually assaulted by her stepfather bore responsibility for the attack.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Fox News must let Ofcom meet harassment victims, lawyer says – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2017 in harassment, injunctions, media, news, sex discrimination, victims by sally

‘Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox should waive gagging orders on victims of alleged racial and sexual harassment at Fox News so they can speak to the UK media watchdog, a lawyer representing the victims has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2017

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Number of suspected slavery victims in London expected to leap by 60% – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2017 in human rights, London, news, police, statistics, victims by tracey

‘The head of the Metropolitan police’s anti-slavery unit has said the number of suspected victims in London is expected to leap by 60% this year, as campaigners warn that people are being left open to repeated abuse because of a failure to protect them.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2017

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Abuse victims ‘failed by police and courts over online harassment’ – The Guardian

‘Police and court action, including the imposition of restraining orders, is failing to prevent domestic abusers and stalkers from carrying on their campaigns of harassment and abuse against their victims online, a unique survey of victims has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2017

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Police force fined £150k after unencrypted DVDs lost in the post – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 5th, 2017 in data protection, encryption, fines, news, police, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after three unencrypted DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of violent or sexual crimes were lost in the post.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th May 2017

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Private patients to miss out on compensation from God complex breast surgeon as Spire and union refuse to cover costs – Daily Telegraph

‘Hundreds of private patients of Ian Paterson, the rogue breast surgeon facing jail for mutilating women, may be denied compensation due to a legal loophole.

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2017

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FGM: 123 victims treated in Wales last year, figures show – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in female genital mutilation, news, statistics, victims, Wales by sally

‘A case of female genital mutilation was discovered every three days, on average, by maternity staff in Wales last year.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2017

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Child victims of sexual abuse in families let down by system: report – The Guardian

‘Child victims of sexual abuse within families are being let down by the system, the children’s commissioner for England has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘More than 250 potential suspects and 560 victims have now been identified by officers investigating child sex abuse within football in the UK, police say.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

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Jehovah’s Witnesses lose appeal to block New Moston inquiry – Law & Religion UK

‘In Tayo & Ors (Trustees of Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses) v Charity Commission for England and Wales [2017] UKUT 134 (TCC), the trustees of Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses lost their appeal against the First Tier Tribunal’s refusal in 2015 – which we noted at the time – to review the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity under s 46 Charities Act 2011.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th April 2017

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Thousands of domestic violence victims withdrawing from legal action after Government cuts, figures reveal – The Independent

‘More than 160,000 victims of domestic violence in England withdrew their support for charges against their abusers in 2016, a number that rocketed by almost 40 per cent compared with the previous 12 months, exclusive figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2017

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Rape victims with records of minor offences regularly denied compensation – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims are routinely denied compensation because they have convictions for minor offences such as failing to pay a TV licence, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

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Revenge porn victims complain police treated their abuser ‘like the victim’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Revenge porn victims have complained police treated their abuser ‘like the victim’ after he was given police protection at court and was not sent to jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2017

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What is it with judges and women? – The Guardian

‘Men who inflict terrible violence on their partners are walking free from courts that treat their crimes lightly.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation’s efforts to block inquiry squashed – The Guardian

‘A Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Manchester has lost a legal attempt to block an investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations, after failing to convince a judge that the inquiry amounted to religious discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Revenge porn crackdown: Offenders who send pictures to family members face two years in jail under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in bills, domestic violence, families, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Offenders who send “revenge porn” images to victims’ family members could face up to two years in jail under new sentencing plans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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DPP accuses judge of ‘victim-blaming’ in sex assault cases – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, judges, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has launched a public attack on a sitting judge, accusing him of “victim-blaming” and peddling “discredited rape myths”.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2017

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Lord chief justice attacks Liz Truss for failing to back article 50 judges – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has launched a forthright attack on the justice secretary, Liz Truss, for her failure last year to defend judges who were branded “enemies of the people”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

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Hannah was petrified,’ say parents of student who killed herself during rape inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, mental health, news, rape, suicide, universities, victims by sally

‘Amanda and Paul Stubbs give first interview after prosecutors drop charges against daughter’s fellow student.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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