Judicial review brought by three rape survivors

The Centre for Military Justice is representing three service women whose rape allegations were dealt with by Service (military) Police, prosecuted by the Service Prosecuting Authority and, where they resulted in charge, dealt with at Court Martial. The women are arguing that their cases should have been handled by civilian police, the Crown Prosecution Service and sent to Crown Court.  A recent review of the Service Justice System that was conducted by a civilian senior judge and former chief constable of police concluded that rape cases should be taken out of the service justice system and handled by the civilian justice system. The MoD has rejected that recommendation.

The women are relying on the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act.