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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-2

Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law excludes marital rape if the female is above 13" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is implicitly covered by the gender-based violence law; penalties for conviction range from one to five years’ imprisonment" (10).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual assault, including rape and spousal rape, with penalties of imprisonment for attempted sexual violation from two to 10 years, and for rape or actual sexual violation for not less than 12 years . . . Spousal rape is a criminal offense, and the law also provides criminal penalties for crimes such as assault, wrongful imprisonment, or threats. Despite these measures, the number of killings and other forms of violence against women remained high" (page 54, 56).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is illegal and prosecuted as a misdemeanor" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"Burma has an inadequate legal framework to protect female victims of violence. Since the transition to a quasi-civilian government in 2011, the Government has promised to enact a comprehensive PoVAW Law. No PoVAW Law has been passed, though for years draft laws have circulated within the Government. No draft law has been made available publicly for comment and the failure to prioritize passage of protections for women encourages repeat offenders, and deprives victims of confidence in the legal system. This failure is notable since the Government has amended, passed or revoked approximately 200 laws since 2011, including legislation to protect foreign investors and to curtail women’s rights to choose a...more
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape but does not specifically address spousal rape" (para 107)
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Marital rape is not criminalized" (7).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape. The punishment for rape, including spousal rape, ranges from three to 15 years’ imprisonment" (page 27).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, which is punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment. . . . The law does not address spousal rape" (page 14).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not a crime unless the wife is younger than 13 years" (37-38).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 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" (para 147)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Marital rape is not a specific criminal offence under the penal code, but is covered under 'forcing sexual intercourse' in legislation on domestic violence and can be punished with criminal penalties" (para 144)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape was a serious and pervasive societal problem. The law criminalizes all forms of rape, including spousal rape" (para 100)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law did not always adequately protect rape victims. The law criminalizes rape (but not spousal rape) and permits a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if the victim dies" (para 234). "The law in the IKR makes domestic violence, including physical and psychological abuse, threats of violence, and spousal rape, a crime" (para 241)
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Sudanese law allows children to be married from the age of ten, and marital rape is not a crime" (para 15).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Laws that came into effect in 2014 regarding sexual harassment and sexual offenses criminalized spousal rape and gender discrimination in workplaces, including in educational institutions and service providers such as hospitals" (17).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (24).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically criminalize spousal rape" (para 102)
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes spousal and all forms of rape, regardless of the relationship between the victim and the accused" (20).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law effectively" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law provides for life imprisonment for persons convicted of rape, including spousal rape during periods of legal separation" (20).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law permits authorities to prosecute spousal rape, and prosecutions occurred" (34-35).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved, since the consideration in 2006 of the fifth periodic report of the State party (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5), in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: … Criminal Code Amendment Acts, in 2007, inter alia, to criminalize marital rape and broaden the definition of rape and sexual assault..." (1-2).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to life imprisonment, but the courts often imposed considerably shorter sentences" (13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The penal code does not address spousal rape" (21).