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

Brief Description


According to Article 134 of the Penal Code,

(1) Any person who has unlawful sexual intercourse with any girl under the age of 13 years is guilty of a felony, and shall be liable to imprisonment for life.
(2) Any person who attempts to have unlawful sexual intercourse with any girl under the age of 13 years is guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 2 years.
(3) It is no defence to a charge for an offence under this section to prove that the girl consented to the act.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/TUV/2 page 32

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