Articles and Speeches
The CPS has come a long way since 1986, and our commitment to delivering justice is stronger than ever.
St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre annual conference speech
Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, on the link between diversity and inclusion and delivering a better service. Originally published on the Civil Service Blog.
Consent Is... beautiful, it is enthusiasm, it is free choice, it is mutual. It is NOT assumed, NOT a right of marriage, NOT in the clothes you wear.
The Crown Prosecution Service has launched a social media campaign to get people talking about consent to sex within the context of sexual assault and rape.
As director of public prosecutions, I have made it absolutely clear that my focus is on improving the experience of criminal justice for victims - all victims. I do not differentiate in our treatment of victims - male or female, adult or child, current or non-recent. But what is also clear is that some offending is based on gender. Violence against women and girls (VaWG) is recognised worldwide and by the UK government as a form of offending where gender really does play a part.
Good afternoon. It's a pleasure to be here - particularly as I can talk to you about welcome news of significant improvements in the prosecution of violence against women and girls cases.
Last month I announced new proposals to better assist victims and witnesses called to court to give evidence in criminal trials.
Speech by Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, St. Mary's Centre 13th Annual Conference 2015
Originally published in the Law Society Gazette.