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Greece: Amnesty International submission on the legal definition of rape in Greece

, Index number: EUR 25/0095/2019

On 6 March 2019, the Greek Minister of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights presented a new Draft Criminal Code for public consultation. The proposed bill introduces a series of amendments to the provisions of the current Greek Criminal Code including on the legal definition of rape and related provisions. Amnesty International has urged the Greek authorities in numerous occasions to reform the current legal definition of rape, both prior and after the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. Amnesty International provides its analysis and recommendations to the proposed legal definition of rape as presented in the bill.

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