oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Reform and the law of rape: common law and continental directions

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



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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