Dr. Nora Scheidegger




Sexual Assault Law: Law Reform in a Comparative Perspective

Traditional criminal laws defined sexual assault as a crime that required violence or threats of violence. Paradigms have shifted: present-day law reforms in various countries focus on lack of consent. There are, however, different approaches regarding how to transform this… more

From Coercion to Consent: Rape Law Reform in Switzerland

Head of project: Nora Scheidegger
Due to the reconceptualization of rape and other sexual offenses as violations of the victim’s sexual autonomy and in view of the obligations arising from international and regional human rights law, more and more European legal systems are… more

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