Country Denmark
Year 2018
Type of Measure Monitoring and Evaluation > Laws
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Government is reviewing legislation and treatment of cases of sexual assault and abuse. In 2018, the Minister for Justice appointed a panel of experts within the area of sexual assault and abuse in order to gain further knowledge and recommendations within the area. The panel is expected to provide its recommendations regularly in the spring of 2019. Moreover, the Government is examining how the legislation on rape can be improved, inter alia whether the legal definition on rape should be based on a non-consent requirement instead of being based
on violence, threats, etc. 

Source of Information

Denmark's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.15-16