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Women Launch Legal Action to Stop Military Courts Trying U.K. Rape Cases

May 6, 2020

Three women serving in the armed forces have begun legal action aimed at preventing the military courts from trying UK rape cases, complaining that the conviction rate is five to six times lower than in civilian courts.

They are seeking a judicial review after the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, said in February he was ignoring a recommendation that rape and other serious cases involving the military in the UK should routinely be handled by the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Read more: Women Launch Legal Action to Stop Military Courts Trying U.K. Rape Cases (theguardian.com)

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