Germany’s parliament has passed a new law defining rape, clarifying that “No means No”, even if a victim did not fight back.
Critics believe Germany has long lagged behind other developed nations when it comes to its rape laws.
The issue was again brought to the fore after a number of sex attacks on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
The vote was passed by an overwhelming majority in the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday.
The new law classifies groping as a sex crime and makes it easier to prosecute assaults committed by large group.
It also makes it easier to deport migrants who commit sex offences.
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Source Credits: BBC News