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Rape Victims

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General what progress she has made in her proposals to seek the admission in rape trials of evidence on the psychological reactions of rape victims. (212148)

Two joint inspectorate reports in 2002 and 2007 identified that the attitude to the victim within the court process was key to improving conviction rate and so have convened a group of experts including the judiciary to look at potential ways to dispel the myths that unfairly influence juries.