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Sexual activity outside of marriage is illegal in Oman. [15] The age of consent in Turkey is the age of majority (set at 18 according to Article 11 of the Turkish Civil Code). Under section 9 (1) of the Prevention of Abuse of Women and Children Act 2000, rape is defined as rape as having sexual intercourse with a woman, with or without her consent, if she is under sixteen (16) years of age. [30] Finally, it should be noted that age of consent laws, whose purpose is to combat the sexual exploitation of minors, are not the same as the minimum age of marriage, which aim to prevent child marriage. Now let`s take a closer look at the age of consent in some countries. In April 2008, the case of Nujood Ali, a 10-year-old girl who managed to obtain a divorce, made headlines around the world and prompted calls to raise the legal age of marriage to 18. [124] Later in 2008, the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood proposed setting the minimum age of marriage at 18. The law was passed in April 2009, but abandoned the next day after attempts by opposing parliamentarians. Negotiations for the adoption of the law are ongoing. [125] The age of sexual consent corresponds to Jordanian Article 306 of the Penal Code. Consensual sex is legal at age 16.

[94] The report concluded that various aspects, including the link to the age of criminal responsibility, should be further examined to ensure that sexual acts that should not be considered crimes are not included in the scope of punishment. The Committee also urged more discussion on how to treat young people who have reached the age of sexual consent but whose decision-making and judgment are still weak. Rape is punishable by imprisonment. Since 1986, the penalty has been either life imprisonment or the death penalty for victims under the age of 16. Single women under the age of 14 are presumed to have given their consent. [29] According to Article 349 of the updated Penal Code, the death penalty for the rapist is only allowed if the rape results in the death of the sexually assaulted woman. [27] In 2020, it was proposed to raise the age of consent after a scandal in Yantai City. [46] [47] The 2017 amendments included a requirement to review legislation every three years. A Department of Justice committee began its review last year, and among the issues addressed by the committee was whether the age of consent should be raised. The age of consent in Cambodia is 15, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

[36] The age of consent in this country is determined by Section 8 of Chapter 4 (Debauchery) of the Anti-Abduction, Trafficking and Exploitation of Persons Act, which was specifically enacted to prohibit sexual relations with children under the age of 15. The law prohibits “debauchery” with a child under the age of 15, and this term (the original Cambodian word is anacha has been interpreted by the courts to prohibit any form of sexual behavior (consensual and non-consensual; both “normal” sex and paid sex) with a child under the age of 15. It is the main legal instrument for prosecuting foreigners who engage in child sex tourism in Cambodia. [37] [38] [39] [40] The age of consent in Singapore is 16 for all male and female sexual activity: “Section 140: (1) Any person who (…) (i) has carnal ties with a girl under 16 years of age, except by marriage … – is guilty of a criminal offence. [110] The age of consent in Laos is 15, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. [82] Article 129 of the Lao Penal Code provides for a prison sentence of 1 to 5 years and a fine of 2 to 5 million kip. [83] What is the age of consent in Japan? The age of consent in Japan is 13.

Japan`s Penal Code states that the age of consent, i.e. the legal age at which a person consented to sexual activity is 13 years from 2022. Most countries set the age of consent at between 14 and 16. Japan has several overlapping laws that deal with the age of consent. As a result, the age of consent varies considerably across the country. The three main laws that define the age of consent in Japan are the Japanese Penal Code, the Obscene Minors Laws, and the Civil Code. Each sets different guidelines for determining when sexual activity is acceptable. To add to the confusion, some of these guidelines apply to all of Japan, while others apply only to a subset of Japan`s 47 administrative regions or prefectures. The age of consent in Iraq is 18. “Anyone who sexually abuses a boy or girl under the age of 18 without violence, threats or deception shall be punished by imprisonment … Hiranao Honda, 56, reportedly said he found it strange that he could be arrested if he had sex with a 14-year-old girl, even if there was consent, assuming the age increases in the end. He apologized for the remarks before resigning from the party on Tuesday and as lawmaker on Wednesday, and his political future is uncertain, even as debate over raising the minimum age of approval continues. The law also requires the non-consent of male victims under the age of 14.

There is a prison sentence (maximum 10 years) for male victims under the age of 16 (Article 346), while Article 347 provides for an unspecified term of imprisonment for consenting male victims under 21 years of age. Articles 372 and 373 make it illegal to buy or sell minors for the purpose of prostitution. In addition, section 78 of the Children Act 2013 requires any person who has effective responsibility or supervision of a child (redefined by law as a person under the age of 18) to seduce or induce the child into prostitution. [33] The minimum age for consensual sexual relations is 12. U.S. national reports on human rights practices set the age of consent in the Philippines at 12. [95] Sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 12 is defined as rape under Section 266 of Chapter 3 of the Anti-Rape Act 1997. [96] Thirty-one states have set the age of consent at 16, eight at 17, and eleven at 18. Twenty-six states have “Romeo and Juliet” laws, or age limit laws, that legalize sexual activity between underage participants if they are close enough to each other in age. The maximum age differences in these laws vary from state to state. For example, in Colorado, the age of consent is 17, but people under 15 can consent to a partner under four years older, and those under 15 or 16 can consent to a partner up to 10 years older. By comparison, Arizona law sets the age of consent at 18, allowing teens between the ages of 15 and 17 to consent to sex with partners under 24 months of age.

The age of consent is 16 in the United Kingdom and South Korea, 15 in France and 14 in China, Germany and Italy. The age of consent in Uzbekistan is 16 for heterosexual men (oral sex for gay men) and lesbian and heterosexual women. [116] Only male homosexual intercourse is punishable by up to three years in prison (called Besoqolbozlik). [117] It has been proposed to raise the age of sexual consent from 12 to 18. [103] In 2020, the Philippine House of Representatives committees on law review and child welfare passed a proposal to increase it to 16. [104] In 2021, the Philippine Senate approved the measure to set the age of consent at 16. [105] Senator Richard Gordon, sponsor of the bill, and 21 other senators voted in favour of passing the bill. [106] The renamed section changed the wording from “woman” to “a person” and the minimum term of imprisonment was also increased from three to five years.