Sex without explicit consent to considered rape in Sweden

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Sex without explicit consent to considered rape in Sweden

The Swedish parliament has passed a bill that sex without consent constitutes rape, even when there are no threats or force involved. The move was welcomed by rights groups including Amnesty International.

The new law, which enters into force on July 1, modified previous Swedish legislation necessitating proof that a perpetrator had used force or that a victim was in a vulnerable situation, such as under the influence of alcohol, in order to secure a rape conviction.