Rape Convictions petition
Catherine Redfern // 14 December 2006
Petition to ask the Prime Minister to Support victims of rape and sexual violence by ensuring more rapists are convicted. The petition reads:
‘We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Support victims of rape and sexual violence by ensuring more rapists are convicted.’
We request HM government to:
– Provide central government funding for rape crisis centres to support victims.
– Create specially trained CPS and police teams to prosecute sexual offences.
– End unnecessary cross examination of rape victims and allow all juries to hear evidence of previous convictions of defendants and of previous similar allegations against defendants.