Laws regarding rape
The British government is raising red flags over the Ayia Napa rape verdict, after a 19-year-old Briton was found guilty of lying to police about being gang raped by Israeli teens.
According to British media, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said in a written statement that London had reservations over the legal proceedings in a Paralimni courtroom on Monday.
The Humanitarian Law Centre, a Belgrade-based NGO that represents victims in some war crime cases in Serbia, issued a policy paper on Monday calling on the Serbian judicial authorities to better protect victims of sexual violence during trials and investigations for crimes committed in the Yugoslav wars.
The Constitutional Court rejected as inadmissible the appeal filed by Gojko Jankovic, the leader of a Serb paramilitary group from the town of Foca, who was sentenced to 34 years in prison for the unlawful detention, murder and torture of Bosniaks and the rape and sexual enslavement of young women and girls, one of whom was just 12.
A 32-year-old Albanian national is to face a prosecutor on the Ionian island of Corfu on Monday in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old British girl early last Wednesday.
The suspect is accused of sexually molesting and then raping the girl who had been holidaying at a hotel on the island with her family.
The Appeals Chamber of the State Court in Bosnia has jailed two former former Bosnian Army members, following a retrial, for six years each, for raping a protected witness who was a minor at the time, in 1993.
It also ordered Samir Kesmer and Mirsad Menzilovic to pay KM 30,000 to Witness A in compensation for non-material damage.