Rape and consent: ongoing challenges

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Historically, proving the crime of rape was dependent upon evidence of the use of physical force by the perpetrator, as well as clear signs of resistance on the part of the victim. In contemporary rape law, many jurisdictions now consider consent as the essential consideration in establishing the offence .

Questions surrounding how the concept of consent ought to be interpreted and applied, however, remain contested: what precisely does consent mean and how can consent or lack thereof be proven?
Original languageEnglish
TypeContribution to agendaNI Magazine
Media of outputagendaNi Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2018


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