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Topic: Victims’ legislation

The Victims’ Bill – an opportunity to revolutionise how victims are treated

In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird looks to the changes the Victims' Bill needs to usher in.

The distressing truth is that if you are raped in Britain today, your chances of seeing justice are slim

In her 2021/22 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the investigation and prosecution of rape in England and Wales.

Victims’ Bill holds promise but falls short in key areas, says Victims’ Commissioner

New draft legislation published by the justice secretary Dominic Raab will give victims more support in their pursuit of justice – but the Victims' Commissioner warns that more work is required to make significant change.

Victims’ Commissioner launches new survey of victims of online harms

Victims' Commissioner launches survey aimed at capturing the lived experience of victims of online harmful and abusive behaviours in England and Wales.

The Nationality and Borders Bill fails to grasp what being a victim of slavery means

Setting a time limit for modern slavery claims fails to take into account the trauma suffered by those subjected to abuse.