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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Decriminalising Consensual Sex: Reflections on recent court victory by Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children

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Government policy & legislation
Author :
Lizette Schoombie
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PAN:Children from time to time invites experts in the child rights field to write opinion editorials on specific topics to stimulate debate. This piece was based on a recent Constitutional Court judgement that saw the decriminalisation of consensual sexual acts between teenagers. Lizette Schoombie an expert in child rights issues wrote this expert opinion piece for PAN: Children in order to highlight the importance of the judgement and also to explain the consequences of it.