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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-2

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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape but does not explicitly address spousal rape. The courts may use a law against 'forced sex with a materially dependent person' as grounds to prosecute spousal rape. Under the law authorities can detain a person for up to five days for offenses related to domestic violence and spousal abuse" (38). "While the law prohibits coercing a “materially dependent person” to have sexual intercourse, legal experts stated that safeguards against harassment were inadequate" (40).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, spousal rape, and domestic violence" (15).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Although rape is a crime with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, the law does not specifically cite spousal rape" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, making it punishable by a prison term of eight to 14 years" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[The Committee] is concerned about: ...The absence of legal provisions explicitly criminalizing marital rape..." (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits using or threatening violence against women or taking advantage of a person who cannot act in self-defense. It also criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (38).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"While the law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, the law was not effectively enforced, and rape remained a widespread problem" (31).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a statutory offense" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal but remained a serious and pervasive problem" (30).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not a crime" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, but not spousal rape" (15).