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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-3

July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The Committee is further concerned at: The lack of provisions in the Penal Code specifically criminalizing incest" (6)
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Rape is punishable by five to 10 years in prison. The penalty increases to 20 years’ imprisonment if the rape is committed against a pregnant woman, a gun is used, an accomplice is involved, or the rape involves incest" (20).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law prohibits defilement (sex with a child younger than 16 years with or without consent), incest, and sexual abuse of minors" (16).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law criminalizes violence against women, and the state may prosecute rape, incest, sexual aggression, and other forms of domestic violence" (27).
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann...(Definitions) defines 'child abuse or neglect' as 'acts or omissions of any person who, or legal entity which, is in any manner or degree related to the child, is residing with the child, or is otherwise responsible for the child’s care, that have resulted in the physical or psychological health or welfare of the child, who is under the age of eighteen, to be harmed, or to be subject to any reasonably foreseeable, substantial risk of being harmed. The acts or omissions are indicated for the purposes of reports by circumstances that include but are not limited to . . . When the child has been the ...more
March 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Penal Code (Cap. 22) provides protection for women generally, by criminalising acts that cause hurt and grievous hurt to any person, rape, incest, insult the modesty of women and voluntarily cause a woman with a child to miscarry" (12)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

""Yes, incest is illegal in Ukraine. The penalty is the same as sexual molestation of a minor or rape of a minor. This is statute 117 of the criminal code. The penalty can add up to fifteen years in jail." Anna Saienko" (5)
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Act No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Criminal Code criminalizes, respectively, assault and battery, sexual harassment, marital violence, female genital mutilation, rape, indecent assault, incest, procuring, which is the worst form of sexual exploitation of women, incitement of a minor to debauchery, and family abandonment, which now covers both spouses, whereas it was previously applied exclusively to women (articles 294, 297 bis, 299 bis, 319 bis, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324 and 350)" (13-14). "Article 195, which addresses incestuous filiation, states that a child conceived by incest cannot be recognized by the father, unless the ban on the parents’ marriage is lifted" (79)
Dec. 31, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"One of them is 8 years old who was raped by her uncle who was supporting her in the absence of her parents. The perpetrator is now detained in the central prison; however, the family of the survivor is facing threats from other family members who are close to the perpetrator" (para 4)
Nov. 26, 2015, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Section 164 of the Penal Code provides an offence of incest which means that women and girls fifteen years of age and over can be charged with an offence relating to the incest that they are a victim of" (11). "The sexual offences in the Penal Code are discriminatory by definition and also by penalties provided. Although defilement of a girl under thirteen is treated seriously and the maximum sentence provided is life imprisonment, it is treated significantly different to defilement of a girl between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. This implies that a sexual offence committed against a girl is not as serious if the girl is older. ...more
Aug. 12, 2015, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-3, DV-LAW-1

"To accelerate the adoption of the draft law on domestic violence and to ensure that it contains provisions pertaining to sexual violence within the family, law No. 1058-IIIQ of the Republic of Azerbaijan 'On Combating Domestic Violence' was adopted on 22 June 2010. In order to facilitate the implementation of the new law, consequential amendments were also made to several laws" (3). "In line with the recommendations of the CEDAW Committee, Law No. 1058-IIIQ of the Republic of Azerbaijan 'On Combating Domestic Violence' was adopted on 22 June 2010. In order to ensure implementation of the Law, amendments were made to seven legislative acts and five new normative and legal ...more
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The dissolved Revolutionary Command Council issued Decree No. 234 on 20 October 2001, stipulating that any person who commits the crime of sodomy with a male or female, commits incest, is proven to be a pimp or runs a house of prostitution shall be punished by execution. In 2001, dozens of women were beheaded by the sword by groups of 'Fedayeen Saddam' loyal to the former regime because of involvement in prostitution, pimping or the white slave trade. They were not brought to trial because the former regime believed that that was the way to fight prostitution" (24)
Aug. 4, 2015, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The following are offences punishable under the [Violence Against Persons Prohibition] Act: Rape, Inflicting Physical Injury on a Person...criminalizing incestuous conducts, protection order for victims and persons under threat of violence, and compensation for victims of violence. It provided for a register for convicted sexual offenders, which shall be maintained and accessible to the public" (1)
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The dissolved Revolutionary Command Council issued Decree No. 234 on 20 October 2001, stipulating that any person who commits the crime of sodomy with a male or female, commits incest, is proven to be a pimp or runs a house of prostitution shall be punished by execution. In 2001, dozens of women were beheaded by the sword by groups of 'Fedayeen Saddam' loyal to the former regime because of involvement in prostitution, pimping or the white slave trade. They were not brought to trial because the former regime believed that that was the way to fight prostitution" (24)
July 31, 2015, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, PRN-LAW-1

“There is also another proposed law in the pipeline to fight against sexual offences. The Bill is entitled ‘The Sexual Offences Bill, 2011’ which proposes further legislation on rape, sexual assault, causing a third party to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, pornography, sexual abuse by person in a position of trust, incest, engaging in sex with persons with mental disorder, engaging in a sexual activity with animals. The Bill has gone through Cabinet and awaiting the necessary steps for Parliamentary hearings and passage” (22)
June 10, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Current judicial practice does not necessarily differentiate between rape and incest, which often leads to an 'inefficient investigation of perpetrator’s crime' and further conceals their incestuous act. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate and review these issues efficiently in order to bring to justice" (page 8).
May 16, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"On January 22, 2014, the Federal National Council approved a draft federal law on the rights of the child and referred it to the government for approval. The law includes the following basic rights: Any person convicted of sexual assault or child pornography crime is prohibited from working in a place that allows him to have direct contact with children. The judge may rule on any person convicted of sexual assault against a child to be prevented from staying in the area where the child lives by up to 5 square kilometers radius from the place where the child lives" (44)
May 6, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The criminalization and mandatory reporting of incest and child sexual abuse has been in place since 1991" (17)
April 28, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Sexual relations between those of blood relationships is outlawed and there is criminal prohibition against those who do" (para 16)
Nov. 13, 2014, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Incest: any male person who has carnal knowledge of a female person, irrespective of whether with the consent or not of such female person, who is to his knowledge his granddaughter, daughter, sister or mother shall be guilty of the offense of incest and shall be liable to imprisonment for seven years (Criminal Code, Section 147)" (3).
Nov. 5, 2013, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"At present, however, marrying stepchildren is forbidden under any circumstances" (para 5). "Shiva Dolatabadi, head of Iran's society for protecting children's rights, has also warned that the bill implies that the parliament is legalising incest" (para 15). The bill refered to includes a provision for marrying adopted daughters as young as 13 years old; at the time of this article, Iran's Guardian Council had not yet approved the bill passed by Parliament (CEP-CODER COMMENT)
July 1, 2013, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The legal act 599 of 2000, which issues the Criminal Code, in its article 237, decrees, The one that performs sexual intercourse or other sexual act with a parent, child, adoptive or foster parent, or a brother or sister, shall be sentenced to sixteen to seventy-two months of prison" (art 237)
April 25, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"In Pakistan, there is no specific law on incest in the penal code and, given the conservative nature of society, issues such as rape and incest are surrounded by stigma and are very difficult to address" (17)
March 15, 2013, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-PRACTICE-3, LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-3, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-LAW-1, MURDER-DATA-2, TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-LAW-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-PRACTICE-3, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"Women’s rights organizations, activists and the governmental Syria Commission for Family Affairs successfully blocked a more conservative draft of the Personal Status Law in 2009. But the current law remains, and while the state is harsh on trafficking and prostitution, articles in the penal code assure near impunity for those who commit violence against women. For instance, while rape or sexual assault on a victim under 12 can carry a conviction up to 21 years, if a man rapes an adult woman he can be absolved of the crime if the woman, often feeling shamed or pressured, agrees to marry him. 'Men can be exempted from punishment if they kill ...more
Feb. 27, 2013, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“In 2010 parliament passed a law making incest a crime. Previously, authorities prosecuted incest under laws that prohibit rape and sexual assault. On September 16, the Constitutional Council ruled that the law making incest a crime was illegal because the definition of those who might be prosecuted was imprecise” (20)
Jan. 29, 2013, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

The report implies that it is, but does not give any details. It is according to the Crimes Decree of 2009 (source: http://www.fijilive.com/archive/showpdf.php?pdf=2010/02/Crimes%20Decree%202009.pdf) (Coder Comment - LMS)
Jan. 19, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“The penalty for rape is at least three years in prison; if a weapon is used or two or more persons commit the rape, punishment ranges from a minimum of five years’ imprisonment to life. If the perpetrator is a relative of the victim, the minimum prison sentence for rape or sexual assault increases from five years to seven and from three years to five, respectively” (13)
Dec. 14, 2012, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Close, older family members often committed rape and pedophilia within the household, making it difficult for victims to file lawsuits. Organizations combating violence criticized the government’s failure to permit associations to bring suits on behalf of victims” (19). “The law provides that convicted sexual abusers of children receive five to 10 years’ imprisonment. If the offender is a family member the maximum is applied” (23)
Dec. 2, 2012, 10 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Under the law sexual relations with a minor under age 13 or an “especially vulnerable” person, or with a minor under age 16 when the perpetrator is a relative or guardian, are punishable with a mandatory sentence of 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (37)
Nov. 24, 2012, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Articles 366, 388 et seq. of the Criminal Code characterize incest, child prostitution, child pornography, paedophilia, sex tourism and sexual harassment as violations of the criminal law. The same is true of sexual abuse and corruption of young people (incitement to debauchery or sexual exhibitionism). All of these acts are new crimes now added to rape and indecent assault" (29)