Private justice is permitted in the UK.
A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.”
Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private prosecutions, which can lead to the same type of legal action against alleged criminals…” So, if convicted, the rapist can go to jail.
If this works, Ms. Hunt intends to set up a charity to fund other similar trials for women for whom justice was not served.
While the number of rapes have risen in Britain, the number of convictions has fallen recently.