Women’s rights campaigners fear a legal backlash against the Me Too movement, in which women have taken to social media to speak out against mistreatment.Read More
The release of hundreds of thousands of suspected rapists, domestic abusers and other offenders without safeguards to protect victims is to be challenged.Read More
Centre for Women’s Justice is preparing a supercomplaint against the police service, claiming that it is failing to use protective legal measures that keep victims safe.Read More
Harriet Wistrich speaks to The Telegraph about victims dropping rape allegations over fears defence lawyers will use personal information on their phones against themRead More
by Paula Cocozza for The GuardianRead More
CWJ founder and director Harriet Wistrich speaks with Derrick Jensen about state failures, violence against women and Centre for Women’s Justice.Read More
By Josephine Moulds for The TelegraphRead More
CWJ director Harriet Wistrich reflects on the failures in the justice system for the MetroRead More
In an open letter made public today, Centre for Women’s Justice and its clients have called on the administration of the House of Commons to implement Dame Laura Cox’s proposed reforms in full and make Westminster a safe place of work for women.Read More
Ms John-Baptiste claim the witnesses "felt Jourdain was in fear of her life" and heard her screaming "somebody help me" shortly before her fall.Read More
n August 2015, Jourdain died after falling from balcony during an argument with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was arrested at the scene and there followed a detailed police investigation which was referred to the CPS for a decision on charging him. Initially, the CPS said there was not enough evidence for a prosecution. The family were devastated and appealed that decision. The CPS then indicated they would prosecute for manslaughter but then reversed that decision yet again claiming the original decision was correct. Jourdain's mother, Tracey, is lodging a judicial review to challenge the CPS decision not to charge.Read More
by Harriet Wistrich for The Guardian
When the Parole Board decision to release John Worboyswas reported in the media in early January, I was asked to comment. This was because I was representing two of his victims, DSD and NBV, in a successful challengeof the police investigation under the Human Rights Act.
My clients had not been consulted, and first heard about the decision in the news. They were shocked and horrified. Both were convinced he would offend again and asked if there was anything they could do. Calls from many other victims followed; some had reported him previously but their cases were not prosecuted, others had never come forward before – but now felt compelled to do whatever they could to stop someone they believed remained a danger to women from being freed to offend again.
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Watch Harriet Wistrich speaking on Channel4 News about the release of convicted rapist John WorboysRead More