Oxford University is facing legal action after a former student alleged it had failed to properly investigate her rape case, it was reported last night.
Elizabeth Ramey, 29, will argue the university was unlawful and discriminatory in its policy not to investigate allegations of rape – unless in exceptional circumstances, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Her application for judicial review, to be heard tomorrow, describes the university’s guidelines as ‘perverse’ and warns it could put female students at greater risk of assault, the newspaper said.
Miss Ramey – who has waived her right to anonymity to talk about her case – was studying for an MA in African Studies when she claims she was raped by a fellow student in June 2011.
But her college reportedly told her they could not take action unless the incident had been reported to police.
Miss Ramey – who now lives in Washington DC – subsequently gave a statement to Thames Valley Police and the alleged rapist was suspended from the university for three months.
Yet three months later, the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to pursue the case due to lack of evidence.
Rozzers investigate, no prosecutable case found, and this is the fault of the university?
Where does she think she is, America?
Miss Ramey – whose case is being funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
And they can fuck right off.