• Morocco: Rape Law Amendment Considered

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Morocco: Rape Law Amendment Considered

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(Jan 15, 2014) On January 9, 2014, Morocco's parliamentary Justice and Human Rights Commission proposed amending the country's law on abduction and rape. (Addison Morris, Morocco Considers Amending Rape Law, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Jan. 10, 2014).) The revision would affect article 475 of the Penal Code; that article currently makes it possible for people to avoid charges for having kidnapped or seduced minors under the age of 18 if they later marry their victims. Prosecution of a rapist in such circumstances would only be possible if the marriage is annulled. (Id.; Code Pénal (Nov. 26, 1962), World Intellectual Property Organization website.).

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Fri Jan 17 07:05:02 CET 2014




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