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Original name: ရာဇသတ်ကြီးကို ပြင်ဆင်သည့်ဥပဒေ
Name: Penal Code Amendment Law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No 10 of 2019).
Country: Myanmar
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2019-03-26
Entry into force:
ISN: MMR-2019-L-108181
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Government of Myanmar PDF of Law in Burmese and English PDF of Law in Burmese and English (consulted on 2019-04-10)
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Penal Code, sections 15 (definition of imprisonment for life) and section 376 (penalty for rape). Rape of a woman over the age of 12 years old is punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years. For conjugal rape, the term of imprisonment is for a maximum of up to two years. For rape of a girl child under the age of 12 years old, the maximum term is life imprisonment.
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