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Spain’s Socialist Party wins approval for reforms to controversial consent law, deepening split with coalition partners

LAWMAKERS in Spain’s lower house of parliament, the Congress of Deputies, today voted in favour of reforms to the controversial ‘only yes means yes’...

Spain’s prime minister says sorry for new consent law that has seen sex offenders released from jail early

SPAIN’S prime minister Pedro Sanchez has used an interview with Spanish newspapers to apologise for the unexpected effects of a new consent law, which...

Number of sex offenders released early under Spain’s ‘yes means yes’ consent law now exceeds 100

THE NUMBER of convicted sex offenders who have secured early release from prison thanks to a controversial new consent law has now passed the...

No means no: Row in Spain’s government over controversial consent law rumbles on

ONGOING divisions in Spain’s coalition government over a controversial law covering consent show no sign of healing. On Monday, the Socialist Party (PSOE) made...

Spain’s controversial consent law sees 721 sex offenders’ sentences reduced and 74 get early release

SPAIN’S legal watchdog has revealed the first official number of sex offenders who have benefitted from the government’s controversial ‘only yes means yes’ consent...

Poll: 22% of women in Spain say they have been sexually assaulted 

NEARLY 22% of women in Spain say they have suffered some kind of sexual assault during their lives. That’s a total of 3.5 million...

Spain’s Socialist Party bows to pressure and will propose changes to controversial ‘only yes means yes’ law

AFTER months of political pressure, the governing Socialist Party (PSOE) has announced that it will present changes to the new ‘only yes means yes’...

Spain’s Socialist Party commits to changing controversial ‘only yes means yes’ consent law

THE SPANISH government confirmed at the weekend that it will seek to make changes to its controversial ‘only yes means yes’ consent law.  The legislation,...

Convicted sex offenders who have seen sentences reduced under Spain’s ‘only yes means yes’ law now number 50

SOME 50 convicted sex offenders have had their sentences reduced under Spain’s controversial ‘only yes means yes’ law, which was designed to put consent...

Judge rules ‘no case to answer’ for those who secretly filmed women urinating in the street during fiesta in...

DOZENS of women who were secretly filmed urinating in the street during a fiesta in Galicia are demanding justice after the footage was posted...

An 11-year-old gives birth in a hospital in Murcia

Hospital authorities quickly alerted the police who discovered the father of the baby was also a minor, believed to be 14-years-old, so sexual abuse is ruled out.

Spain raises age of marriage and consent

The changes come after pressure from children’s rights organisations




British drugs gang arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for exporting marijuana to Ireland

A BRITISH drug trafficking gang operating out of southern Alicante province has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. Two properties in San Miguel de Salinas...


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