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Sweden to amend rape law after MeToo campaign, new regulation requires 'explicit consent' before sexual contact
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Sweden to amend rape law after MeToo campaign, new regulation requires 'explicit consent' before sexual contact

Under new Sweden law, rape could be proven if accuser didn't give their explicit consent or clearly demonstrate their desire to engage in sexual activity

Supreme Court to declare verdict on plea challenging rape law tomorrow
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Supreme Court to declare verdict on plea challenging rape law tomorrow

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea challenging the validity of an exception clause in the rape law that permits intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years.

Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts
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Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts

The marital rape question remains untouched by courts because the myth of familial zone of privacy perpetrated by the State needs to be kept alive.

California adopts 'yes means yes' law in sexual assault cases
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California adopts 'yes means yes' law in sexual assault cases

The legislation says silence or lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the bill, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent.

Vengeance and Vendetta! Delhi HC says rape law is misused by women
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Vengeance and Vendetta! Delhi HC says rape law is misused by women

Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by women as weapon for "vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them to marry them.

Naming gangrape victim: Why Tharoor's tweet was twisted
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Naming gangrape victim: Why Tharoor's tweet was twisted

Tharoor’s tweet does nothing to either advance or delay the proposed law. All he has said is that the law should be named after the victim.

Womens activists welcome decision to substitute rape with 'sexual assault'
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Womens activists welcome decision to substitute rape with 'sexual assault'

Womens activists and lawyers have welcomed a cabinet decision to broaden the definition of rape to include all sexual crimes.