Get a fresh start. Laura Hughes in London. A cabinet minister has resigned on the first official day of the UK election campaign over allegations he knew a Conservative candidate for the Welsh assembly had sabotaged a rape trial before he was selected by the party. But an email obtained by BBC Wales this week revealed the Welsh secretary was told about the incident in August , four months before Ross England was selected as a candidate. Mr Cairns received an email from Geraint Evans, his special adviser, on August 2 I will co-operate in full with the investigation under the ministerial code which will now take place and I am confident I will be cleared of any breach or wrongdoing. Mr Cairns did not suggest he would not defend his Vale of Glamorgan seat at the general election. Giving evidence in court last year at the trial of his friend James Hackett, Mr England told the jury he had had a casual sexual relationship with the complainant after the judge said evidence about her sexual history was inadmissible.
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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the provincial chief and home secretaries to ensure within three weeks sanctioning by the chief minister of funds required for facilities for effective investigations into rape cases. On Thursday, Home Secretary Dr Usman Chachar informed the bench that a summary had been moved to the chief minister through the provincial finance department for sanctioning funds and a decision in that regard was awaited. The bench directed both the chief secretary and the home secretary to expedite the matter and ensure that within three weeks the amount was sanctioned by the CM and submit a progress report to the court. He submitted that in some districts the compliance had been made, but there were some issues of funds also for which the district judges had sent their requisitions to the SHC, which had been placed before the chief justice and had been forwarded to the finance director for arrangement and allocation of appropriate funds. The bench directed the MIT-II to also submit a progress report on the next date explaining if some efforts had been made by the finance director for the allocation and release of required funds. The bench issued a notice to the registrar, ATCs, to personally appear on the next date with all the requisite details. The bench asked him to supply details of the cases to the MIT-II, who would examine if all protocols provided in the SC judgement and the SHC were being followed by the said presiding officers. Additional IG legal Zulfiqar Ali Mahar and the additional chief secretary for home filed their respective progress reports and also addressed the court that in compliance of the last directions they had held a meeting in which various aspects were discussed. Sindh IGP Syed Kaleem Imam appeared before the bench and assured it that within a few days the entire payment would be made and the reports would be collected from the laboratories for onward submission to the prosecution and court. Adjourning hearing till March 25, the bench directed that all the officers present before the court, including the IGP, should ensure their presence for proper assistance of the court on the next date.
According to Amnesty International, some nine million women in the EU have been raped since the age of This already alarming number is even higher across the 47 Council of Europe member states. Equally worrying is that too few of our members treat this crime as seriously as they should, because their legal definitions of rape are not based on lack of consent. Frequently, these place the burden on those who have been raped to prove that they — most often women — are victims. This must change, and there is a clear route to achieve this. These legal definitions often require evidence that the perpetrator used coercion or that the victim failed to fight back. This is clearly wrong. Take for example drug-facilitated sexual assault, where the rapist intentionally targets the victim with a date rape drug so that they are incapacitated, or cases where the victim is unable to give consent as a result of intoxication, or simply because the victim is asleep or has a medical condition. The reality is that many women and girls who experience sexual violence do not fight back but freeze, flee or befriend. We must stop insisting that the victim prove that she resisted physically.
But that parent-child relationship was bound to change anyways as you become an adult. Anyone who's a decent human being should be able to know right from wrong and act accordingly. You should ask yourself if you want to have input on the way your children are raised.