Report: Europe’s rape laws ‘dangerous and outdated’

(CNN)Rape laws across Europe are “dangerous and outdated,” according to new analysis from human rights group Amnesty International.

The study found that out of 31 European countries, only eight — Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg and Sweden — have laws that define sex without consent as rape.
The overwhelming majority of countries in Europe recognize rape only when physical violence, threat or coercion is involved, Amnesty said, adding that some countries classify sex without consent as a separate, less serious offense.

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