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Major judicial review proceedings commenced against Crown Prosecution Service for failure to prosecute rape cases


The End Violence Against Women Coalition (a UK-wide coalition of women’s organisations) commenced judicial review proceedings this week (24 September) against the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to its failure to prosecute rape cases.

The claim alleges that since late 2016 the CPS has covertly changed its policy and practice in relation to decision-making on rape cases, leading to a dramatic fall in the number of rape cases being charged and proceeding to trial. The fall in cases charged has occurred against a backdrop of a huge surge in the number of reports made to the police. EVAW argues that this change in approach, and the resulting collapse in cases going to court, was taken in an unlawful manner, discriminates against women and girls, and constitutes a major failure to protect their human rights.

The claim has been widely reported including in The Guardian, the Independent and The Telegraph.

Two members of Brick Court Chambers, Jennifer MacLeod and Emma Mockford, are instructed as junior counsel by the Centre for Women’s Justice, on behalf of EVAW.