abour has pledged to arrange specialist rape courts to hurry up justice for victims and supply them with devoted help.
The social gathering stated rape victims at the moment face a close to three-year delay from reporting the crime to the tip of their attackers’ trials.
Just one in 100 suspected rapists is prosecuted, regardless of record-high numbers of complaints to the police.
Whereas the Tories have successfully decriminalised rape, Labour will put victims again on the coronary heart of the justice system
The sufferer finally ends up dropping out in 42% of rape instances because of the lengthy waits and insufficient help.
Below Labour’s plans, introduced forward of its annual convention in Liverpool, a courtroom devoted to coping with rape trials can be established in each crown court docket in England and Wales.
Impartial sexual violence advisers can be employed at every court docket and all employees would obtain specialist trauma coaching to help victims.
Labour would additionally work with the judiciary to make sure rape instances are prioritised.
Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed stated: “Below the Conservatives, criminals are repeatedly let off whereas victims are being let down.
“Whereas the Tories have successfully decriminalised rape, Labour will put victims again on the coronary heart of the justice system.
“Labour will take decisive motion to fast-track rape instances in each court docket, present devoted help to weak survivors, and improve minimal jail phrases for rapists – to make sure we maintain the general public secure.”