Human Rights and Rape

Jonathan Herring

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law


Criminal Law Review, Vol. 228, 2007

This article defends the author's views from a challenge presented by Professor Hyman Goss. It argues that criminalising a man who uses force or deceptions to obtain his partner's consent to sex, does not infringe his human rights, but rather protects the partner's rights to sexual autonomy. It also denies claims that in seeking to criminalise cases of 'rape by fraud' or where the victim is mistaken over an essential fact that the author is being a moralist.

Keywords: sexual offences

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Date posted: October 21, 2008  

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Herring, Jonathan, Human Rights and Rape (2007). Criminal Law Review, Vol. 228, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1287136

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Jonathan J. W. Herring (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Oxford, OX1 1NF
United Kingdom
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