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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-2

April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, with penalties of six to eight years in prison" (p. 13).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and provides penalties of up to 10 years in prison for rape or sexual assault.If the victim is a minor, the sentence ranges from a minimum of three years to 15 years in prison" (p. 16).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The prescribed penalty for rape, including spousal rape, is five to 12 years in prison" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

After reviewing chapters three and four of the Czech penal code passed in 2009 and amended in 2011 (Criminal Offences Against Human Dignity in Sexual Sphere and Crimes Against Family and Children), I have found no evidence of a specific provision criminalizing marital rape (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape, and prescribes penalties for rape or forcible sexual assault of between 12 and 15 years’ imprisonment, and fines up to 100,000 Surinamese dollars (SRD) ($13,333)" (11).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The penalties for rape range from three to nine years’ imprisonment" (p. 23)
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

[Hong Kong] "The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and police enforced the law effectively" (page 113).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape and domestic violence" (p. 23).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a felony punishable by 16 years in prison, or up to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape under aggravated circumstances or if the perpetrator rapes or commits a sexual offense against a relative" (36).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape. The maximum penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment; however, indefinite detention may occur in cases where the parole board, during its annual review, believes the prisoner poses a continuing threat to society" (p. 8).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law considers sex within marriage consensual by definition and, therefore, does not address spousal rape, including in cases of forced marriage" (33).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 15).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Federal law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and conviction carries penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment. Twenty-four states have laws criminalizing spousal rape" (p. 26).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize spousal rape" (13).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law in all parts of the kingdom criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence. The penalty is imprisonment not exceeding 12 years, a fine not exceeding 78 thousand euros ($93,600), or both" (p. 11).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal, and the law provides the same punishment for a relative, including the spouse, who commits rape as for a nonrelative" (46).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Marriage, Divorce, and Family Relations Act enacted in 2015 explicitly introduces the concept of spousal rape, but the act does not prescribe specific penalties and applies only to legally separated spouses. Spousal rape may be prosecuted under the rape provisions of the penal code" (para 81).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal, and some persons convicted of rape were executed. The penalties for rape ranges from three years in prison to a death sentence. The law does not address spousal rape" (page 50-51). "On December 27, the NPC passed the country’s first national law on domestic violence, the Family Violence Law, which provides stronger legal mechanisms to protect women from domestic abuse. The law defines domestic violence as physical and mental violence between family members. A provision was also added to include cohabitating couples. Some experts, however, complained that the law is too general and fails to include other types of violence, including sexual and economic violence, and does...more
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape, and separately criminalizes “lascivious abuse” against both genders" (p. 22).
March 27, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (p. 10).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape against women or men (the statute is gender neutral), including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 9).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law’s definition of rape does not specifically criminalize spousal rape" (21).
March 22, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape" (8).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes spousal rape" (22).
March 22, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, as sexual assault" (p. 9).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"There are no laws against spousal rape" (para 185).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men and women, including spousal rape" (9).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape… Maximum penalties range from 12 years’ to life imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and aggravating factors" (p. 12).