Victim Bill Consultation Response (MoJ)
Every year, one in five people in our country will become the victim of a crime. However, too many victims feel that the system does not deliver justice for them. TheVictims’ Code entitles victims “to be treated with respect, dignity, sensitivity, compassion and courtesy. However, this is not always the case. The Government wants to improve the service and support that victims receive – from the moment a crime is committed right the way through to their experience in the courtroom. The Ministry of Justice therefore conducted a public consultation to inform its newVictim’s Law- a Bill that will build on the foundations provided by the Victims’ Code to substantially improve victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system.
Muslim Women’s Network UK responded to this consultation (deadline 3 Feb 2022). Some of the concerns included:
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
I am proud to support and champion this fantastic organisation, which is informing policy and transforming lives.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
MWNUKâ€™s authenticity comes from knowledge of lived experiences of Muslim women and girls acquired through their helpline, research and members.
Naz Shah MP
They work tirelessly with passion and commitment to make a difference and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in society.