March 15, 2021

Breaking News: Women’s groups deeply disappointed by judges failure to hold CPS accountable on rape prosecutions collapse

Today’s (Monday 15 March) judgement delivered online, by three senior Justices – including the Lord Chief Justice – declines to examine the evidence presented by the Claimant group and instead accepts the case made by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that there had been no change 'in substance’ to the policy that the CPS apply when they consider whether or not to prosecute a serious sexual offence.

Campaigners say “we were right to bring this case and we are deeply disappointed with the outcome, which brings us no closer to institutions having to answer for a catastrophic collapse in rape justice”

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