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Reform of Irish rape law:The need for a legislative definition of consent

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dc.contributor.author Leahy, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-02T09:32:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-02T09:32:31Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7905
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Perhaps the most challenging aspect of the prosecution’s task in a rape trial is proving that consent was absent. Despite the centrality of consent, the concept is not legislatively defined in Irish law. In this respect Ireland has lagged considerably behind other comparable common law jurisdictions. Irish guidance on consent continues to be gleaned from common law rules and is generally not sufficiently developed to contribute to minimising the prosecution’s difficulties of proving an absence of consent in rape trials. This article argues for the introduction of a statutory definition of consent in Irish law and considers the form that a prospective definition should take. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Common Law World Review;43(3),pp.231-263
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Consent en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Reform en_US
dc.title Reform of Irish rape law:The need for a legislative definition of consent en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1350/clwr.2014.43.3.0272
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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