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Latest items for LRW-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 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for sexual abuse and assault of children under the age of 13 is imprisonment from two to 15 years, depending on the nature of the crime. Individuals who contact children under the age of 13 through the internet for the purpose of sexual exploitation face imprisonment of one to three years" (p. 13).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is six to 12 years in prison" (p. 11).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"For nonintercourse sexual abuse of a minor, the maximum sentence is up to three years or a fine. For cases involving intercourse, authorities can increase the sentence to 10 years" (p. 18).
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, 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-2

"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 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: LRW-LAW-2

"[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" (page 115).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment" (p. 24).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is punishable with penalties of up to 22 years in prison" (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: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"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: LRW-LAW-2

"The law provides for the death penalty in cases of conviction for murder, ...rape, adultery, drug possession and trafficking, recidivist alcohol use, consensual same-sex sexual conduct, and 'insults against the memory of Imam Khomeini and against the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic'" (3). "Rape is illegal and subject to strict penalties, including death, but it remained a problem" (33). "While no separate provision exists for the rape of a child, the crime of rape, regardless of the victim’s age, is potentially punishable by death" (38).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"When a sexual union takes place with a minor under age 15, violence is presumed and statutory rape laws, which carry a penalty of two to 12 years in prison, may be applied. Minors between ages 12 and 15 may legally engage in consensual sex with each other" (p. 12).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law allows for sentences of two to 12 years’ imprisonment for a person found guilty of rape, and the law was effectively enforced" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape carries a maximum penalty of 16 years in prison. Judges typically imposed sentences of two to three years" (p. 9).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment...The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"A maximum penalty of life imprisonment" (9). "The maximum penalty for sexual relations with a girl younger than 13 is life imprisonment, and for sexual relations with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15, the penalty is five years’ imprisonment. Consent is not a permissible defense under these provisions; however, in the latter case, reasonable belief the victim was 15 or older is a permissible defense" (11-12).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The maximum legal penalty for rape is life imprisonment" (p. 15)
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-2

""The law criminalizes rape with penalties of up to 15 years in prison" (13).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law provides up to 15 years’ imprisonment for an adult convicted of sexual intercourse with a child under 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).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, and the government generally enforced the law when violations were reported" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"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: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is three to six years’ imprisonment for a single offender, with additional time imposed for aggravating factors" (46).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penal code criminalizes rape of men or women with a maximum penalty of death" (para 81). "Although the maximum penalty for conviction of rape is death or life imprisonment, the courts generally imposed fixed prison sentences. For cases of conviction of indecent assault on women and girls, the maximum penalty is 14 years in prison" (para 82). "The law forbids engaging in sexual activity with children under age 16 and stipulates penalties for conviction of 14 to 21 years in prison. The law further prohibits 'indecent practice' in the presence of or with a child, with offenders liable to imprisonment of up to 14 years" (para 100).more