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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-3

Sept. 7, 2023, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"[I]ncest rape is not a crime in Lebanese law" (para 32).
June 14, 2023, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Pursuant to article 266 of the Consolidated Text of the Bolivian Criminal Code, under the nomen juris permissible abortion, no penalty shall apply when an abortion has been the result of an offence of rape, abduction not followed by marriage, statutory rape or incest" (25).
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

...and in 2019 the legislation adopted included: the Protection of Victims, Witnesses and Other Participants in Criminal Proceedings Act of 14 January 2019…(4)(NF - CODER COMMENT - Though the law does not specifically mention incest, this law can be enacted when there is a threat to the witness and can involve multiple people including the witnesses, the victim's family, prosecutors, etc.).
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-3

"In order to make legal regime more gender friendly and effective, the GoN has been drafting Victim/Survivor and Witness Protection Bill. The Bill proposes to afford protection to victims/survivors and witnesses in cases of rape, incest, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation along with other serious criminal offences listed in the notification published in the official Gazette." (40).
Jan. 14, 2022, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women... and other forms of violence, such as incest" (17).
Jan. 6, 2022, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Islam follows Sharia Law, and according to the Quran it states: 'Do not marry former wives of your fathers -- except what was done previously. It was indeed a shameful, despicable, and evil practice. Also forbidden to you for marriage are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your paternal and maternal aunts, your brothers daughters, your sister's daughters, your foster-mothers, your foster-sisters, your mother in laws, your stepdaughters under your guardianship if you have consummated marriage with their mothers....' (Quran, 4:22-23). There are laws against incest (i.e Sharia Law)" (1)
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"By law sexual relations with a minor younger than 13, with an 'especially vulnerable' person, or with a minor younger than 16 when the perpetrator is a relative or guardian, are punishable with a mandatory sentence of 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits the forced prostitution and corruption of minors. Penalties range from 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment in cases of forced labor and some forms of sex trafficking of women and girls. The law requires a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute child sex trafficking. The law prohibits the production and sale of child pornography and establishes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (28).more
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Incest involving children remained a problem, although prosecutions remained minimal. The law provides prison sentences of up to five years for incest" (57).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Conviction for statutory rape may result in life imprisonment or capital punishment... If the victim becomes pregnant, the rape is incestuous, or the offender is in a guardianship position to the victim, the penalty increases to 12 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Dec. 7, 2020, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

“Repeat offenders and those who abuse family members face 10 to 20 years jail and courts can also order their chemical castration and tagging with a microchip” (para 2).
Sept. 18, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"In Poland, incest - defined in Article 201 of the [ Penal Code] as sexual intercourse with an ancestor, a descendant, a guardian, a ward, a brother, or a sister - is punishable by 3 months up to 5 years imprisonment."
March 18, 2020, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Every one commits incest who, knowing that another person is by blood relationship his or her parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent or grandchild, as the case may be, has sexual intercourse with that person...Everyone who commits incest is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years and, if the other person is under the age of 16 years, to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of five years...No accused shall be determined by a court to be guilty of an offence under this section if the accused was under restraint, duress or fear of the person with...more
March 18, 2020, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“A penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding six years shall be applied to any person who engages in sexual activity with a relative in the descending line or makes that person perform acts corresponding to sexual activity on himself/herself. Biological and adopted descendants are considered relatives in the descending line...A penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year shall be applied to any person who engages in sexual activity with a brother or sister or makes such person perform acts corresponding to sexual activity on himself/herself.”
March 18, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Sexual intercourse between relatives in ascending and descending line, between brothers and sisters, and between adopters and adopted persons shall be punished by imprisonment for up to three years.”
March 18, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Any person who engages in sexual activities with his relative in direct line is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years. (2) Any person who has sexual intercourse with his or her sibling shall be punishable for a misdemeanor with imprisonment not exceeding two years. (3) A descendant shall not be prosecuted for the criminal offense defined in Subsection (1) if under the age of eighteen years at the time the act is committed.”
March 18, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“An adult who engages in sexual intercourse or an act of equal magnitude with an underage relative by blood, or an underage sibling, shall be punished with imprisonment of six months to five years.”
March 18, 2020, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Whoever engages in sexual intercourse or an equivalent sexual act with a relative by blood in direct line, a brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister, by blood or by adoption, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding one year.”
March 18, 2020, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Any person who has intercourse with a relative in the first degree or with a sibling shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to two years.”
March 18, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“An adult who has sexual intercourse with an underage lineal relative or underage brother or sister shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years” (80).
March 18, 2020, 1 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Engagement in the act of sexual or homosexual intercourse between parents and children, brother and sister, between brothers, sisters, between consanguine relatives in an ascending line or with persons in the position of trust or adoption, is sentenced by imprisonment up to seven years" (39).
March 18, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“In Europe, a significant number of countries do not prohibit adult incest, including France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Albania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Norway.”
March 3, 2020, 6:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

“Consensual adult incest is also not a crime in…Argentina and several other Latin American countries" (para. 2).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"Incest involving children remained a problem, although prosecutions remained minimal. The law provides prison sentences of up to five years for incest" (page 53).
July 7, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law provides for six to 20 years’ imprisonment and caning for individuals convicted of incest" (p. 25).
May 14, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-3, LRCM-LAW-3

"In France, criminal cases of sexual assaults [on children] are based on the same laws as for adult cases of sexual assault, which means that the victim has to prove they did not give consent or were forced - by violent, surprise or constraint - to engage in sexual activity."
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi

"Child abuse remained a serious problem. The press regularly reported cases of sexual abuse of children, including arrests for rape, incest, sodomy, and defilement" (para 96).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"On June 27, parliament unanimously passed a comprehensive law addressing all forms of gender-based violence, including physical, economic, and social violence. It broadly defines violence against women as 'any restriction denying women equality in the civil, political, economic, social, or cultural domains.' The law, which enjoyed widespread support from both political parties and civil society organizations, adds or updates articles in the Penal Code to meet international best practices. The law criminalizes previously uncovered acts of incest, sexual harassment of women in public places, and gender discrimination" (page 22).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"IThe new law also increased prison sentences for incest to between two and five years; sentences formerly were from six months to two years" (page 61).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"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" (para 137)
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 18. Due to social pressures and fear of embarrassment, incest remained taboo and often went unreported and unpunished" (page 18).