Wednesday 20 November 2019 / 2:43 PM Justice / Shami Chakrabarti

“After almost a decade of cuts to the criminal justice system, the Conservatives have all but decriminalised rape” – Chakrabarti responds to Tory parole hearings proposal

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, responding to Tory proposals for victims to get the right to attend parole hearings:

“After almost a decade of cuts to the criminal justice system, the Conservatives have all but decriminalised rape. This announcement cannot cover over the fact we know that secret CPS targets incentivised difficult cases being dropped.

“Labour will carry out a fundamental review of rape survivors’ treatment and provide the law, policy and resources required to reverse the lowest prosecution rates on record.

“Women in particular have learned they cannot trust Boris Johnson, not least with their most fundamental rights.”

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