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Available Expert - French government proposes new consent law

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Queen’s University family law expert Nicholas Bala is available to comment on the French government proposing a law that would say anyone under 15 cannot consent to sex. The new law comes after adult men were accused of having sex with 11-year-old girls who were considered to have consented under French law.

It would be the first such law in France, which currently does not have a rule saying a child under a certain age is considered incapable of consenting to sex.

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