Met Police lose appeal in John Worboys case. Liberty hail the “landmark” decision.


In a decision that could redefine the human rights obligations on the police when investigating a crime, the Metropolitan Police lost an appeal against two rape victims, who won compensation over its handling of the case of black cab rapist John Worboys.  The women brought their claims under article three of the Human Rights Act – the right not to be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment. Karen Steyn QC and Hannah Slarks intervened on behalf of the human rights organisation , Liberty, in support of the victims’ case.  You can read the full judgment here