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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-2

June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[T]he Committee notes with concern:... the failure to criminalize marital rape under the Criminal Code, and the absence of any reference to rape or marital rape in Law No. 23/2004 on domestic violence" (7). "[T]he Committee recommends that the State party:... Amend the Criminal Code, Law No. 23/2004 on domestic violence and other relevant legislation to criminalize all forms of physical, psychological, economic and sexual violence against women, including marital rape" (7).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[In Greenland] the Act extends the area for sexual crimes, among other things because sexual relations with children under the age of 12 will be covered by the rape clause. The same applies to the sexual exploitation of a person’s helpless condition, also within marriage, as opposed to earlier, where the law was only applicable to non-marriage" (33).
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape of men and women, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 40 years in prison" (25). This indicates that it is illegal (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"With regard to sexual crimes, the Penal Code has been revised in 2009. Rape within marriage and common law union, rape of men, child pornography, youth prostitution (from the age of sixteen to eighteen), among others, have been penalized. The penalties have also been extended" (9). "Rape within marriage is now defined as a criminal offence since the revision of de Penal Code in 2009. The regulation has been formulated gender neutral, allowing the penalization of rape regardless of gender" (43). "Since the revision of the Penal Code in July 2009, rape and or sexual abuse within marriage are recognized as offences (Article 295, Penal Code)..." (46).
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years. Rapes continued to constitute the majority of sexual crimes investigated by the National Police Directorate of Judicial Investigation. Eighty percent of the victims were women and 63 percent of those were younger than 17" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[M]arital rape is not criminalized" (6).
March 28, 2022, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is explicitly considered rape with 'aggravated circumstances.' Criminal penalties for rape range from four years to life imprisonment" (12).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape and domestic violence against all persons, including rape of a relative or spouse. By law, rape is punishable by two to 15 years in prison" (22).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape is a criminal offense, and conviction carries a maximum sentence of 15 years; general rape statutes applied to the prosecution of spousal rape" (28).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, which is punishable by death under the penal code. The penal code does not address spousal rape" (26).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"...No law specifically criminalizes spousal rape, and no data on spousal rape was available" (11).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape and the use of threats or violence to claim a 'marital right to intercourse,' although it does not explicitly outlaw spousal rape" (31).
March 10, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men and women, including spousal rape. Penalties for this crime are a minimum of 14 years and a maximum of life in prison" (13).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law recognizes rape, including spousal rape, as a crime and provides for a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for rape. The law recognizes spousal rape as a specific offense. Rape (including spousal rape), domestic abuse, incest, and sexual harassment were significant problems. As of June, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Center recorded 295 domestic-violence cases; the center reported that eight women died in domestic-violence incidents as of September" (15).
Feb. 28, 2022, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"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"(18).
Feb. 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (13).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Although prohibited by law, rape of men or women, including spousal rape, remained a serious problem. The law provides for sentences ranging from eight to 30 years’ imprisonment for violent sexual assault. For acts of spousal sexual violence, the law mandates prison sentences of six months to two years. By law femicide is punishable with penalties of 21 to 50 years in prison, longer than the minimum sentence of 13 years for homicide" (24).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not address spousal rape" (14).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, 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. According to the Attorney General’s Office, rape continued to be a significant and pervasive problem, with many rapes going unreported. The government generally prosecuted rape allegations and sometimes obtained convictions" (13).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (22).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law permits authorities to prosecute spousal rape" (31).
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of adults and children, including spousal rape, and domestic violence. Penalties for conviction range from two to eight years’ imprisonment if the victim is age 12 or older and 20 to 24 years’ imprisonment if the victim is younger than age 12" (15).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law. The penalty for rape is up to 21 years in prison, depending on the severity of the assault, the age of the victim, and the circumstances in which the crime occurred. Most cases resulted in sentences of three years and four months in prison" (10).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape in most cases, although marital rape is not illegal when the woman is older than 15" (42).
Jan. 24, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law... does not address spousal rape" (15).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal... married rapists are subject to the death penalty, although this penalty has not been enforced since 1987" (15).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes the rape of men or women, including spousal rape... Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by a maximum of 15 years’ imprisonment" (13)
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape" (17).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The criminal code criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape. The code states that a person convicted of rape shall be sentenced to imprisonment for eight years to life, although sentences were sometimes much lighter. Problems facing the wider justice system generally resulted in poor conviction rates for rape. According to the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UniBAM), 75 percent of sexual abuse crimes were against girls between the ages of 10 and 19" (11).
Jan. 13, 2022, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape and domestic violence, and provides penalties from 10 to 18 years in prison for rape. The judicial branch generally enforced the law effectively" (10).