Spain to overhaul sexual assault law, strengthen victims’ rights

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Spain ‘s government is poised to toughen legislation against sexual violence to bolster victim rights and improve the state’s response to such crimes, government sources said on Thursday.

Calls to reform the relevant section of the penal code have been growing in the wake of a string of high-profile trials, including the so-called “Wolf Pack” case in which an 18-year old girl was gang-raped during Pamplona’s annual bull-running festival.

The main change proposed by the new law would be to classify all non-consensual sex...


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Spain to overhaul sexual assault law, strengthen victims’ rights


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