Louise Ellison/ Gloria Origgi/ Stephen Vullo
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Sexual offences have frequently gone unpunished because victims have not been believed. This stands in the way of justice and constitutes an additional wrong; according to one victim, not being believed by the police ‘was almost worse than the rape itself’. In light of this, many have called for a ‘right to be believed’. But how can this be reconciled with the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’? And when, if at all, do we have a right that someone should believe our testimony? In this discussion, a philosopher, a barrister, and a legal theorist debate these questions.
Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 16 May 2016 at the LSE