Re:virus: Sins of the Fathers Is child molestation a sickness or a crime? by Th

From: Hermit (
Date: Mon Jul 29 2002 - 12:38:18 MDT

Superb site, highly recommended:

Countries apparently (supra) without an "Age of Consent" or where the information is not known*
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Georgia, Ghana, Greenland, Iran, Kiribati, Kuwait, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, Senagal, Solomon Islands, St. Martin, Tuvalu, Yemen, Zaire.

Many countries that have an age of consent have implemented it recently under pressure from the USA, e.g. Under US pressure, Japan passed a series of laws in 1999. Previously, in Japan, it was determined by the child and parents (as it is in Holland below 16 but above 12).

European Countries and Territories with an "age of consent" (for female children) below 16:
Albania, Holland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands (Denmark), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosova, Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Vojvodina.

It should be noted that the EU are attempting to introduce a uniform law, for more details see the Netherlands entry ( (supra).

Lowest "Age of Consent" (12 years):
Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Paraquay, Philippines, Zimbabwe,

And while we are at it: The highest "Age of Consent":
21: Madegascar
20: Tunisia
18: Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Swaziland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanatu, Vietnam, Many US States.

The US ranges from 14 (a number of States) to 18. A number of US states have only recently increased their age of consent and others are in the process of doing so.



*note that some of these countries ban all homosexual acts or impose a much higher age limit for homosexual acts, while some ban all sex outside marriage (but do not specify an age when marriage is illegal).

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