oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Reform and the law of rape: common law and continental directions
|Article Title||Reform and the law of rape: common law and continental directions|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Australian Law Reform Commission|
|Publication Date||Mar 1978|
|Pages||1 - 26|
|Keyword(s)||Law of rape, Legislation, Rape, Reform, Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976, Sexual offences law, Social attitudes, United Kingdom and Western Germany|
Current moves in the United Kingdom to reform the law relating to rape have arisen as a result of issues surrounding the Morgan case. The desire to rid the law of many of its anachronisms may be applauded. Nevertheless the charge may be put that the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 is too limited in scope to effect the overall review of the common law of rape which is required.
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