Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

UK Rape Survivors Face ‘Digital Strip Searches’ and Other Deterrents to Justice

New Home Office data has revealed that a mere 1.5 percent of rapes reported to police in England and Wales led to a charge or summons between April 2018 and March 2019, down from nearly 14 percent three years earlier. And an analysis released July 31 of rapes reported in London in April 2016 found that 6 percent made it to trial and only 3 percent resulted in conviction. This is despite a dramatic increase in the number of rape allegations reported to police during the same period. The Home Office links the low likelihood that authorities will pursue legal action for sexual violence to the “greater…

Read complete article
© Human Rights Watch -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter