There are false allegations and a defendant is entitled to a fair trial. But a fair trial is one in which the rights of the victim - or society - are balanced against the rights of the defendant. A criminal justice system in which it is all but impossible to convict in one area of law is surely not a fair justice system.
The justice system is there to administer the law. The law recognises that all are innocent until proven guilty and that every person has a right to a fair trial in front of an impartial jury. That is all.
In many cases, judgment comes down to one person's word against another, and of course it is difficult to convict on that basis.
Yes, it is. And unfortunately, that is why rape convictions are so low. This has been coupled with a broadening of the law which, for instance, now recognises rape within marriage (almost impossible to prove).
All of this is deeply unfortunate, but that does not justify changing the justice system; especially when you get fucking stupid ideas like this.
One solution would be for specialist jurors to be brought in to try rape cases - people who won't assume that rape only happens between strangers.
Timmy explains why this is a cock idea.
No, no, no!
For who would actually become these specialists? Sadly, only those with an axe to grind on one side or another of the argument. It would, by definition, no longer be an impartial jury.