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Greens Propose Tougher Rape Law

Published fredag 5 september 2008 kl 11.49
The Green's Peter Eriksson

Sweden’s Green Party wants to toughen up the wording in the country’s Rape law, believing that in its present state, the law allows too many offenders to escape conviction.

The greens believe that the law at present focuses on the level of violence used rather than consent and non-consentual sex.

According to the party’s statistics, since 1965, rape convictions have remained constant between 100 and 200 a year but there’s been a tenfold increase in the number of reported rapes.

The Greens want the law to place greater emphasis on sexual consent in rape cases.

The proposal was presented in parliament on Friday

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