Grace Cowell considers rape law reform in a special edition of the International Review of Contemporary Law

10 Mar 2020

In advance of the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, a special issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law has been published. It reviews the 4th World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995), the achievements since, the gaps and the challenges for the future.

Grace Cowell contributes to the edition with an assessment of attrition and rape law reform in the UK. She argues that there has been a failure to sufficiently address rape myth bias in the criminal justice system and society. In recent years, the “justice gap” between the initial reporting of rape and convictions for rape has widened even further. She considers short-term and long-term solutions to mitigate this.

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