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Latest items for LRCM-LAW-3

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).
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Article 27 of the Bill of Adopted and Neglected Minors legalises marriage between parents and adopted children. In Iran, every 15 minutes a girl between 10 and 14 years of age faces marriage" (para 5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"Subtitle states: 'After years of attempting to seek justice her father is finally in custody pending trial'" (1:34). From this statement, it appears there are laws against incest, or at least rape, but the authorities are slow to enforce them (AA-CODER COMMENT). "Subtitle states: 'Khatera is the first women in Afghanistan to bring a case of incest to trial'" (2:09).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, LRCM-DATA-2

"Incest is a crime and reportedly increased in frequency" (17).
Aug. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"Last year [which would be 2017--VMH], Malaysia passed a law against sexual grooming, in which an adult creates an emotional bond with a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation."
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (15).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"No legislation has been adopted specifically criminalizing violence against women, including…incest" (7).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (d) Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Penal Code to criminalize the crimes of rape, female genital mutilation, assault and battery, and incest" (page 2).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"penal codes in force punish both parties involved in the crime of incest with imprisonment for 2 to 3 years, and treat it as a misdemeanour in all cases, with no consideration to whether one party had de jure or de facto control over the other. By contrast, the proposed draft code distinguishes between two varieties of that crime. The first is incest where one of the parties has sharia, legal or de facto control over the victim, in which case the former is punished by imprisonment for at least 7 years (with the act treated as a felony) and the latter by imprisonment for at least 3 years (with...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children'" (para 6) (Coder comment: even though it's not a blood relation, it's still a father raping his daughter - ARR).