For years, activists have claimed that the criminal-justice system is unfair to complainants in rape cases. However, recently, the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, announced her resignation after it was revealed that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was reviewing hundreds of potentially wrongful rape convictions. How could this have happened? Some argue that after #MeToo, a focus on believing the victim has skewed fairness in rape trials. What do you think?
Filmed at the Battle of Ideas 2018, the speakers are: Liam Allan, co-founder, Innovation of Justice, miscarriages of justice campaign, Rob Beckley, assistant commissioner, Metropolitan Police, Dr Hannah Bows, assistant professor in criminal law, Durham Law School, Durham University; deputy director, Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse, Matthew Scott, barrister, Pump Court Chambers; blogs at www.barristerblogger.com; writer, Quillette and Ella Whelan, journalist and frequent commentator on TV and radio; author, What Women Want. The chair is: Izzy Lyons, journalist, Telegraph.