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"Grapperhaus bill to criminalize all involuntary sex"

2019-05-22T00:38:01.515Z

All sex with someone who actually does not want that will soon become punishable. That is stated in a bill that Minister of Justice and Security Minister Ferd Grapperhaus announced on Wednesday according to the NOS.


All sex with someone who actually does not want that will soon become punishable. That is stated in a bill that Minister of Justice and Security Minister Ferd Grapperhaus announced on Wednesday according to the NOS .

Victims of sexual harassment should also be better protected, according to the minister.

Issues such as rape and assault have been punishable for some time, but are sometimes difficult to prove. For example, if no violence is used or if the victim stiffens out of fear and as a result cannot express or resist.

Minister Grapperhaus wants to include new sexual crimes in the law, in which not coercion but sex against the will becomes the criterion. As a result, the Public Prosecution Service no longer has to prove that the victim has resisted. Statements must show that the sex went against the will of the victim.

Sexual harassment, both online and on the street, is also punishable in the new bill. The government wants to connect with the changing views on cross-border sexual behavior

Source: nunl

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