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Friday, February 3, 2023

Kulshresththa on Consent in Rape Law in India

Nikunj Kulshreshtha (O P Jindal Global University- Jindal Global Law School) has posted A Critical Analysis of the Standard of Consent in Rape Law in India (Onati Socio-legal Series) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This article critically analyses the standard of consent in rape law in India by engaging in a doctrinal analysis of the current jurisprudence. It also analyses various extraneous circumstances influencing the determination of consent in Indian rape law. The article will then assess the status of consent jurisprudence and related issues in the English and Canadian jurisdictions for a comparative assessment. Thereafter, it will critically assess the arguments in favour of an affirmative standard of consent before concluding with possible solutions for better interpretation of the law in determining consent by courts during rape trials in India.

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