Vera Baird DBE KC

Writer, Lecturer, Parliamentary Consultant and Co-Director of Astraea: Gender Justice

The falsely retracted rape claim: how the justice system failed

It has been a catastrophic case for both \’Sarah\’ the victim and the public. Here are the key questions that need answering.

There are big questions for the justice professionals in the saga of \”Sarah\”, whose conviction for perverting the course of justice by wrongly retracting a rape allegation was upheld on Tuesday by Lord Judge, the lord chief justice. Read the rest of Vera\’s piece in \’Comment is free\’ in the Guardian on March 14th, 2012