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Latest items for IIP-LAW-2

April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party's combined second, third and fourth periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reform, in particular the adoption of the following legislation…(c) Act No. 243 of 28 May 2012, the Political Harassment and Violence against Women Act, which prohibits all forms of discrimination against women in public and political life" (1-2).
March 15, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"French lawmakers are currently considering a law to fine men for harassing women in public" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Peru passed a bill defining and penalizing harassment" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Portugal recently made verbal sexual abuse a crime" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"A Belgian court convicted a man this week for sexist comments made to a female police officer, the first conviction of its kind under the 2014 Belgian law criminalizing sexist actions in public spaces. The man, who told a female police officer questioning him for jaywalking that 'being a police officer is not a job for women,' was fined €3,000 and could face one month in prison. Belgium’s legal code defines sexism as a gesture or action that is intended to express contempt or suggest that someone is inferior because of their gender" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"The government of Paraguay enacted a new law that criminalizes femicide, obstetric violence, and online abuse against women" (para 1).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The SCJN has issued nine acting protocols for justice providers, highlighting the protocol for judgment with a gendered perspective, and the acting protocol for justice providers in cases involving sexual orientation or gender identity. Additionally, it pushed forward the adoption of the Iberoamerican performance protocol to improve access to justice for persons and groups in vulnerable conditions; there is a protocol to attend to political violence against women (elaborated by SEGOB, Electoral Tribunal of Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF), National Electoral Institute (INE), PGR and INMUJERES) which permitted, between 2015 and 2016, the receipt of 141 complaints and the delivery of 8 sentences, and a guide for presenting a complaint of ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"For a description of the special types of crime called gross violation of integrity and gross violation of a woman’s integrity, see Sweden’s fifth report. Violation of integrity crimes have recently been evaluated. The investigation shows that the introduction of these crimes led to a general increase in the penal value of repeat offending in close relationships. On 1 July 2013 the minimum penalty for these crimes was increased and the scope of their application was widened in order to further strengthen the protection in penal law against repeated violations by closely related persons. Today violation of integrity crimes cover various types of violent crimes, crimes against liberty and peace, ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides civil penalties. Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence" (8).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment" (15).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal in both the public and private sectors. The law specifies maximum fines of 20,000 baht ($550) for individuals convicted of sexual harassment. The punishment depends on the degree of harassment. Abuse categorized as an indecent act may result in maximum 15 years’ imprisonment and a maximum fine of 30,000 baht ($830)" (37).
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

“Parliament passed a measure last week [written August 1, 2017] outlawing violence against women…The new law makes it easier to prosecute domestic abuse, and it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces. It says that citizens are entitled to notify the police if they witness violence against women, and that children should be educated in schools about human rights. And it calls for both the police and judges to be trained on how to handle violence against women” (p 1-2)
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, and includes provisions to prevent child labor, sexual harassment in public places" (para 6).
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"According to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, such crimes (primarily rapes, molestations and stalking) have skyrocketed by a whopping 60 percent between 2010 and 2011 and 2014 and 2015" (para 4). It is considered a crime to stalk another individual; majority of stalking victims are women (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Although woman’s empowerment has been at the top of Egypt’s priorities during the past decade, with legislative changes and a large number of initiatives – for example, anti-trafficking and anti-harassment laws, and the women’s quota in the Egyptian parliament - still girls and women face enormous challenges in the country" (para 1). The article does not describe the anti-harassmetn laws in detail, but indicates they are present in the country (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The age is just one piece of an upcoming bill on sexual violence and harassment. The bill has gained importance amid worldwide concern unleashed by the allegations against Harvey Weinstein" (para 11).
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Schiappa is thinking of girls coming of age when she says her first priority is drafting legislation that would make it a crime to harass women on the streets — something that's not covered by a 2012 law prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace" (para 5).
Aug. 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

“There are currently no laws to … combat sexual harassment in the workplace” (para 9).
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Protection from Harassment Bill, passed in March 2014, strengthens existing laws under the Miscellaneous Offenses Act (MOA). Under the MOA, a person who uses threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behavior can incur a fine of up to S$4,000 ($2,875). The new law criminalizes harassment and cites examples that include harassment both within and outside the workplace, cyberbullying, and bullying of children...Additionally it makes stalking an offense punishable with a fine of up to S$4,000 ($2,875), imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both" (21).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The laws penalize acts of sexual harassment" (14).
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes sexual harassment" (25).
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal but was reportedly common in the workplace" (16).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Two laws prohibit sexual harassment. The general penal code makes sexual harassment punishable by imprisonment for up to two years. The law on equal status defines sexual harassment more broadly as any type of unfair or offensive physical, verbal, or symbolic sexual behavior that is unwanted and affects the self-respect of the victim, and is continued despite a clear indication that the behavior is undesired" (10).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination" (15).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically prohibit sexual harassment, although the labor code states that men and women have the same rights and obligations" (25).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There is no law prohibiting sexual harassment, and it was reportedly widespread" (10).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for monetary penalties and award of damages to victims, but the law’s scope is confined to the workplace" (11).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, and there were no reliable estimates of the frequency of its occurrence" (16).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No law specifically prohibits sexual harassment, although some sexual harassment cases were prosecuted under provisions of the criminal code" (15).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for a one year mandatory prison sentence for offenders" (21).