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n Journal for Juridical Science - 'n Analise van onlangse interpretasies van die nuwe uitgebreide penetrasiebegrip by verkragting in die Duitse reg

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-252X
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Abstract

In dié artikel word die oorsprong en ontwikkeling van die penetrasiebegrip by verkragting aanvanklik vanuit 'n regshistoriese en -antropologiese perspektief verduidelik. Daarna word die huidige bewoording van artikel 177<i>StGB</i> in Duitsland ontleed en word die onlangse interpretasie daarvan deur die howe en skrywers uiteengesit. Die misdaad verkragting het in die hedendaagse Duitse strafreg bloot straftoemetingsregtelike betekenis. Dit vorm naamlik 'n strafverswarende onderdeel van die misdaad seksuele aanranding. Die penetrasievereiste by verkragting is uitgebrei om ook soortgelyke penetratiewe seksuele handelinge in te sluit asook ander handelinge wat besondere vernedering vir die slagoffer meebring. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Regskommissie behoort kennis te neem van ontwikkelinge wat in die Duitse reg plaasvind.

<b>An analysis of recent interpretations of the new extended penetration concept in the German law of rape</b><br> In this article, the origin and development of the penetration concept in rape is initially explained from a history of law and anthropo-legal perspective. Thereafter the current formulation of section 177&lt;i&gt;StGB&lt;/i&gt; in Germany is analysed and recent interpretations by the courts and commentators are expounded. In contemporary German law the crime of rape only comes into play in determining a proper punishment. It, in fact, only constitutes an aggravated form of sexual assault. The penetration requirement in rape is extended to also encompass penetrative sexual acts of a similar nature as well as other sexual conduct resulting in comparable humiliation to the victim. The South African Law Commission should take cognizance of recent developments in German law.

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2002-06-01
2017-04-29

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