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Great article by Ms Jennifer Knight QC

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Fantastic article by Ms Jennifer Knight QC.......

The 23-year prison sentence imposed on Harvey Weinstein in New York in March was the culmination of a case that had catapulted the by then decade-old MeToo movement to international prominence.  

In its new hash-tagged social-media incarnation, #MeToo has undoubtedly played a part in raising society's awareness of the true scale and nature of sexual offending.


The seminal prosecutions of Weinstein and a cohort of similarly high-profile celebrity and establishment giants are the tip of an iceberg which is now widely understood to extend through every part of society.

It is against this background that figures reported in September 2019 showed that convictions in rape cases in the UK fell by 26 percent in the year between 2017-18 and 2018-19.


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