Marital Rape in Denmark and Pakistan: Minorities, Culture and Law

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This article investigates how rape laws and rape cases are culturally influenced, with a focus on marital rape. The first part of the article looks at cultural influences on rape laws and compares the historical development of these laws in Danish legislation, Pakistani legislation and more broadly in Muslim law. The second part of the article analyzes two court cases involving marital rape. The article concludes with recommendations, including the need to educate the population as legal concepts of rape change, as well as for judges to be aware of not only the legal culture and the culture of the parties, but also of how their own culture might influence their decisions. The article also reflects on recent legislative changes in Denmark and Pakistan.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNAVEIÑ REET: Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research
Pages (from-to)145-185
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2021

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Law - Rape legislation, Pakistan, legal history, Danish law, Muslim law, Islamic law

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