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Latest items for LRW-LAW-1

April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consent is 14 when married and 16 when not married" (p. 18).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape" (p. 16).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the physical abuse of women (including by family members), provides for the prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women, and helps shield abused women from publicity" (P. 13).
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 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18. The law classifies statutory rape as sexual relations with anyone under the age of 18 and includes penalties of four to 13 years’ imprisonment for violations" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, and the criminal code’s definition of rape may apply to spousal rape, at the judge’s discretion" (p.23).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2009 of the State party’s seventh periodic report (CEDAW/C/BTN/7) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (…) (c) Penal Code (Amendment) Act, in 2011, which increases penalties for the crime of rape" (1-2). "The Committee also commends the State party for adopting the Penal Code (Amendment) Act in 2011, which increases the penalties for the crime of rape, and for extending the establishment of women and child protection units or desks to more districts" (5).
April 15, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 18. There is no statutory rape law, but the penalty for rape of a minor under age 12 is 15 to 20 years in prison, or nine to 13 years in prison if the victim is age 13 or older." (p.24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, including spousal rape. The government considers rape a crime of public concern, and the state prosecutes rapists even if victims do not press charges" (p. 23).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

[Hong Kong] "The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and police enforced the law effectively" (page 113). "[Hong Kong] The law mandates protection for victims of child abuse (battery, assault, neglect, abandonment, and sexual exploitation), and the government enforced the law. The law allows for the prosecution of certain sexual offenses, including against minors, committed outside the territory of the SAR" (page 114). "[Hong Kong] The legal age of consent for heterosexuals is 16. Under the law a person having “unlawful sexual intercourse” with a victim under 16 is subject to five years’ imprisonment, while having unlawful sexual intercourse with a victim under 13 carries a sentence of life imprisonment"...more
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment. The age of consent is 14" (p. 24).
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-1

"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). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16 years old. Consensual sexual relations with a minor between the ages of 14 and 16 constitute statutory rape punishable by five years’ imprisonment" (40).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law provides that any person who has a sexual connection with a person younger than 16 years is liable to a maximum prison sentence of 10 years" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape. The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides civil penalties" (p. 8).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1

"Rape is illegal and subject to strict penalties, including death, but it remained a problem" (33).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The penal code establishes the minimum age for consensual sex as 12" (p. 12).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Victims have few legal options, advocates say, in part because most relevant statutes are antiquated, having been enacted during the British-colonial era, which ended in 1948. One section of the penal code, for example, criminalizes assault on a woman “with intent to outrage her modesty,” without defining specific offenses" (para 14).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16" (p. 12).
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, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (9). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (11).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 15). "The minimum age of consensual sex in the UK is 16. In Bermuda, the legal minimum age for consensual sex is 16 for heterosexuals and lesbians and 18 for gay men" (p. 17).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Federal law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and conviction carries penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment" (p. 26). "If an adult isconvicted of having sexual relations with a minor ages 15 to 18, the penalty is between three months and four years in prison. Conviction of the crime of sexualrelations with a minor under age 15 carries a sentence of eight to 30 years’ imprisonment" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape of a child younger than 14 carries a penalty of 20 to 25 years’ imprisonment. The penalty for consensual sex with an adolescent 14 to 18 years old is two to six years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law establishes penalties of imprisonment for 15 to 20 years for the rape of an adult (man or woman)" (p. 21).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape with penalties of up to 15 years in prison but does not criminalize spousal rape" (13). "All sex outside of marriage is illegal, but sex with a minor under age 15 carries a heavier penalty (up to 15 years’ imprisonment)" (15).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Child abuse is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, which may be extended to 10 years. Severe sexual abuse or rape of a minor is punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, which may be increased to life imprisonment if the victim dies because of the abuse... the age of 14, the minimum age for consensual sex" (p. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 10).