Chapter 14 of the Penal Code of 2004
Type of measure: Legislation
Form of violence: Sexual violence
Level of government: National
The Penal Code repeals the Rape Act, and covers rape as a felony of the fourth degree punishable by minimum prison of 3 years and maximum of less than 5 years. In addition, the Penal Code under Chapter 14 section 177 stipulates that compensation is to be paid where injury is the result of the commission of rape of any description. The Penal Code defined 11 different categories of rape, all of which were felonies of the fourth degree or higher, except for marital rape, which is a petty misdemeanour.
Penal Code 2004
Evaluation: No known evaluation undertaken to date.
Sources of information:
CEDAW/C/BTN/7 para. 19
Date information on this measure was last updated: 11-11-2009