Rape and Sexual Assault: Prosecutions

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 10th December 2020.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General

Rape prosecutions are at their lowest level on record, and the recent survey of survivors found that just 14% believed they would receive justice by reporting the crime. Does the Attorney General agree that violence against women is a violation of women’s fundamental human rights, and does she therefore think that instead of announcing unnecessary consultations on the Human Rights Act 1998, which is there to protect victims and the public, the Government should instead focus on addressing the complete and systematic failures of the current criminal justice system?