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The decision by the country’s constitutional court removes a key legal provision
The decision by the country’s constitutional court removes a legal provision that all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 are “sexual abuse”.
Children aged 12, 13 and 14 will no longer receive automatic protection as a minor, according to the ruling, but will be expected to offer or decline consent in sexual activity.
Experts say this is a green light for sex with “consenting” minors as young as 12.
Women’s rights activists have also voiced concern it would lead to cases of child abuses going unpunished.
However, supporters of the new ruling, which was made following an application by a local court, will lead to tougher sentences for child abusers.
The new legal status, which will be enforced from January next year is based on the court’s judgement that a 15-year old’s mental capacity is similar to that of a 12-year-old.