Met police apologise over errors in racist attack investigation – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in assault, complaints, news, police, race discrimination, racism, victims by sally

‘The Metropolitan police has apologised for errors made in an investigation into a vicious racist attack. The victim says the errors resulted from discrimination by officers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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Letters to UK crime victims from CPS ‘unsatisfactory’ – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, reasons, reports, victims by sally

‘Letters to victims of rape and other crimes sent by the Crown Prosecution Service explaining legal decisions are of poor quality, lack human empathy and are frequently late, according to an official watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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Parole system in England and Wales ‘secretive’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2020 in closed material, news, parole, prisons, victims by sally

‘A man whose grandfather has just been released from prison – after killing his wife 35 years ago – has told the BBC the parole process in England and Wales is “secretive” and “coy”.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2020

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Just one in seven rape survivors expect justice in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2020 in news, police, prosecutions, rape, statistics, victims by sally

‘Just one in seven rape survivors believe they will receive justice by reporting a rape, according to a survey by the victims’ commissioner.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2020

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More than 500 child victims of ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year – The Guardian

‘More than 500 children were victims of so-called ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year, according to new data shared with the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2020

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Male domestic abuse victims ‘sleeping in cars and tents’ – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2020 in charities, coronavirus, domestic violence, news, victims by sally

‘Charities dealing with men who suffer domestic abuse have seen pleas for help jump by up to 60% during the lockdown.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2020

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Greater protections for victims of online abuse proposed by Law Commission – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has today published proposals to better protect victims from harmful online behaviour including abusive messages or emails, cyberflashing, and pile-on harassment. Reforms to tackle the malicious sharing of information known to be false have also been proposed.’

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Law Commission, 11th September 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Grenfell bereaved say Covid ban on attending inquiry is ‘madness’ – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2020 in accidents, bereavement, coronavirus, families, fire, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Survivors and bereaved of the Grenfell Tower fire have branded as “madness” rules that mean although they can eat at a restaurant or drink in a pub, they are still not allowed to attend the public inquiry, which restarts on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2020

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Voyeur sentenced after woman’s five-year campaign – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following her five-year campaign for justice.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2020

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How warnings about Heni and Jan’s killer were missed – BBC News

‘The bodies of Henriett Szucs and Mihrican Mustafa were discovered in the east London flat of Zahid Younis in April 2019. The BBC has investigated how the authorities cared for the women and dealt with their killer Younis – a convicted sex offender who has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 38 years.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2020

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Murderer sent victim’s photo to her family on WeChat – BBC News

‘A jealous man who murdered his partner and shared images of her body on a messaging app with her family has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2020

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Vulnerable victims to give pre-recorded evidence to trials – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2020 in children, criminal justice, evidence, news, trials, victims, video recordings by sally

‘Children and other vulnerable victims of crime can pre-record evidence to avoid attending court from today.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2020

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Public Inquiries and Survivors: an in-depth look at the JR challenge to the Manchester Arena Inquiry – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 18th, 2020 in human rights, inquests, inquiries, judicial review, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘A recent decision of the High Court concerning the Manchester Arena Inquiry highlights an interesting question about public inquiries, the role of survivors and the protections offered by the European Convention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th August 2020

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UK firms face up to threat of domestic abuse as more staff work from home – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2020 in coronavirus, domestic violence, employment, families, news, victims by sally

‘Companies offering training for staff and support including paid leave and emergency accommodation.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2020

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Prosecution strategies in AR cases (1) – Counsel

‘A two-part series from Laura Hoyano and John Riley modelling investigation and prosecution strategies in cases of abusive relationship offending. Part one of this worked case example shows the typical challenges, tactics to surmount them, and the need for innovative thinking.’

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Counsel, August 2020

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Windrush Lawyers: ‘The Government Is Placing Boulders In The Way Of Justice’ – Each Other

‘It has been more than a year since the government launched its scheme to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal, and at least five applicants have died before receiving a penny. EachOther speaks to Windrush lawyers about the “boulders” being placed in the way of justice and what needs to be done.’

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Each Other, 6th August 2020

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Shirley Oaks: Care home survivors call for mandatory reporting of abuse – BBC News

‘Survivors of prolonged abuse while in the care of Lambeth Council have called for the failure to report abuse in children’s homes to be made a crime.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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Court rejects JR over LASPO post-implementation review – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has rejected a judicial review that argued the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) failed to carry out an adequate review of the impact of the LASPO reforms on those with asbestos-related diseases.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd August 2020

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Rape victims are being badly let down by prosecutors. They need justice – The Guardian

‘The utterly shameful level of convictions in England and Wales is down to the CPS dropping so-called “weak” cases.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2020

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Grime artist Solo 45 jailed for 24 years for multiple rapes – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2020 in imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The grime artist Solo 45, whose real name is Andy Anokye, has been jailed for 24 years for holding four women against their will and raping them repeatedly.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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