Country South Sudan
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description


According to Section 257 of The Penal Code, whoever, being the owner of a place knowingly induces or allows a young person to enter or be in the place for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with another person or with other persons, commits an offence, and upon conviction shall be sentenced as follows: if the young person is under the age of twelve years, the owner of the place is subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or with a fine or with both; if the young person is over the age of twelve years, the adult is subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or with a fine or with both.

Source of Information

The Government of South Sudan, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 24

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