Sunday, June 4, 2006

Commentary: Irish Government Should Not Rush Through Criminal Law in Response to Statutory Rape Decision

A little over a week ago, the Irish Supreme Court ruled that a 1935 law that made it a crime to have sexual intercourse with a girl under 15, regardless of intent, was unconstitutional. After providing an analysis of the case, Kieron Wood, a barrister, suggests that a government law revision committee be established “to ensure that only those who are morally, as well as legislatively, culpable are convicted of serious crimes.”  Source.  Kieron Wood, The Irish Sunday Business Post Online, sbpost.ie. Please click here for the commentary (last visited June 4, 2006, reo).

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