Good Practice in Human Rights Compliant Sexual Offences Laws in the Commonwealth

This report lays out criteria for good practice human rights compliant laws across four areas of sexual offences legislation, namely rape/sexual assault, age of consent for sexual conduct, treatment of consensual same-sex sexual activity between adults, and sexual offences in relation to people with disability. The purpose of this report is to inform, inspire and aid reform of discriminatory and harmful laws on sexual offences in member states of the Commonwealth. The study will assist Commonwealth countries that are seeking to reform their sexual offences laws by providing models of ‘good practice’ laws from other Commonwealth countries across all regions of the world.