Justice Department rejects ban on questioning alleged rape victims over sexual history in court

Women’s groups have criticised a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) decision to reject a proposed ban on questioning alleged rape victims about their sexual history in court.

Supported by MPs Harriet Harman and Liz Saville Roberts, campaigners argue that it has become increasingly common for defence lawyers to apply to introduce a complainant’s previous sexual history into evidence.

They say this is likely to deter rape victims from going to the police as they may fear being questioned about their past activity.

Read the full story at The Independent

 

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