Country Democratic People s Republic of Korea
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

Criminal procedures: a man who rapes a woman by using violence or threat or by taking advantage of her when she is helpless is punished gravely by article 153 of the criminal law. The Criminal Law also strictly prohibits the encroachment upon the life and health of woman, which deserves punishment according to gravity.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/PRK/1, para 82