Monday 30 November 2020 / 10:01 AM Justice

Ellie Reeves comments on shadow rape review report

Ellie Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Solicitor General, commenting on the publication of the shadow rape review report on “Why the justice system is failing rape survivors and what needs to change” said:

“This report makes for grim, but important reading, setting out how poorly this Conservative government is letting down victims of rape and sexual violence on all fronts.

“Despite a spike in the number of cases reported to police, we’ve seen rape prosecutions at their lowest level on record and prosecutions down 19% for domestic violence victims too. This indicates that the mechanisms that are there to protect and support victims in achieving justice are failing.

“More needs to be done to ensure that victims have faith that the criminal justice system will be there to support them throughout.”