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E-lert: HRW Negates Rights of Accused Persons

E-lert: HRW Negates Rights of Accused Persons Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a report encouraging victim-centered investigations: https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/improvingSAInvest_0.pdf Even though the organization has pushed for fair trials in third world countries, the HRW instead has endorsed an approach of "start by believing" for crimes at home in the U.S. Email HRW here: https://www.hrw.org/contact-our-office-new-york and [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Accountability, Due Process, E-lert, Victims|Comments Off on E-lert: HRW Negates Rights of Accused Persons

PR: Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Gina Lauterio Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: glauterio@saveservices.org Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations WASHINGTON / October 11, 2016 – Warning “victim-centered” investigations are “inconsistent with basic notions of fairness and justice,” an Expert Panel has issued a report calling on lawmakers to end such approaches [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Accountability, Civil Rights, Department of Justice, Discrimination, Law Enforcement, Office for Civil Rights, Press Release, Research, Training, Victims|Comments Off on PR: Expert Panel Calls on Lawmakers to Bring an End to Campus ‘Kangaroo Court’ Investigations

E-lert: Alma Mater Matters — Contact Your School Today!

E-lert: Alma Mater Matters -- Contact Your School Today! A new trend called "victim-centered investigations" is troubling us at SAVE. The gist of the new investigatory approach is to start from believing the complainant and to continue the investigation from the complainant's perspective--thus ending the police's role as neutral fact-finder: http://www.saveservices.org/sexual-assault/investigations/ Colleges are starting to [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Due Process, E-lert, False Allegations, Law Enforcement, Sex Education, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Training, Victims|Comments Off on E-lert: Alma Mater Matters — Contact Your School Today!

Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2

Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2 Jessica Denis August 24, 2016 The number of victims on campus continues to rise as not much is done about it. There is a pool of knowledge around the topic of Title IX and campus rape, but no one is really providing any action. [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Accusing U., Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Feminism, Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims|Comments Off on Title IX and College Rape: A Series of Injustice, Part 2

Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 'Dear Colleague' Letter Susan Kruth August 15, 2016 Today, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) became the first and only institution of higher education to challenge in court a 2011 mandate from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that colleges and universities adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations using the [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Bills, Campus, Civil Rights, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape

Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone on Campus Rape Diana Moskovitz July 7, 2016 It registers less as news and more as routine when another Title IX lawsuit arises against a college or university for failing to meet its obligations to address sexual violence. The same is true when the claims made in these suits [...]

Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2

Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2 Jessica Denis July 1, 2016 The number of victims on campus continues to rise as not much is actually done about it. There is a pool of knowledge around the topic of Title IX and campus rape, but no one is really providing any [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Event, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Research, Sexual Assault, Title IX, Victims|Comments Off on Title IX and College Rape: A Series Of Injustice Part 2

‘Our Worst Nightmare’: New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-VA Gang Rape Story

'Our Worst Nightmare': New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone's U-VA Gang Rape Story T. Rees Shapiro July 2, 2016 Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, Innocence, Media, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Special Report, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on ‘Our Worst Nightmare’: New Legal Filings Detail Reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-VA Gang Rape Story

Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault

Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault Ashe Schow June 28, 2016 In anticipation for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965, a group dedicated to student rights has offered up model legislation that would make campus sexual assault investigations fairer. The group, called Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, released the model [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Campus, DED Sexual Assault Directive, Due Process, Event, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Training, Victims, Violence|Comments Off on Rights Group Proposes Bill to Properly Handle Campus Sexual Assault

Rape Culture, The Hunting Ground, and Amy Goodman: A Critical Perspective

Rape Culture, The Hunting Ground, and Amy Goodman: A Critical Perspective David Green The problem of sexual assault and rape culture on college campuses is a serious one, and an even greater one beyond college campuses. Nevertheless, the recent documentary film The Hunting Ground (2015) is at best problematic and at worst counter-productive in its [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|Accusing U., Affirmative Consent, Campus, Civil Rights, Feminism, Sex Education, Sexual Assault, Victims|Comments Off on Rape Culture, The Hunting Ground, and Amy Goodman: A Critical Perspective