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Sexual Violence in Conflict

Lord McConnell

In October 2009, deep in the jungle in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, I visited a small village where 40 brave UN Peacekeepers from India were ‘protecting’ the villagers from the armed groups who were killing and looting across the region, and from their National Army who were, then, probably as guilty as the groups.…

All Rape Isn’t the Same

Baroness Murphy

Ken Clarke must have been astonished at the hoo-hah over his entirely accurate comments that all rape is not the same. No-one denies that rape is a serious crime, one which can have terrible long-term psychological sequelae for the victim but there are degrees of severity that the courts and the sentencing guidelines have always…