Denmark’s criminalization of non-consensual sex

The Denmark parliament has passed a law to criminalise sex without explicit consent. The old laws mandated the proof of rapists using violence or attacking victim who is unable to resist. The new legislation widened the circumstances that could constitute rape. This is similar to the 2018 law passed in Sweden, which resulted in a 75% increase in rape convictions. With this law, Denmark has become the 12th country in Europe to recognise non-consensual sex a rape.

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