The Age of Consent in Japan is 13 years old. However, many prefectures also have local “corruption of minors” or “obscenity statutes” (淫行条例) which raise the de-facto age of consent to 16-18, unless they are in a “sincere romantic relationship”, usually determined by parental consent .
Africa: Nigeria has the lowest age of consent in the world, at 11 . In most parts of Southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, people can consent to sex from the age of 16 . In Libya and Sudan, the age of consent is not specified, but marriage is legally required before sex is allowed.
Hence, a minor in Thailand refers to any person under the age of 20, unless they are married.
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The Age of Consent is 18 in eleven states – California, New York, Florida, Oregon, Utah, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Delaware. The lowest state Age of Consent in the United States is 16 .
The age of consent in Russia is 16 years old . Individuals 15 years old or younger cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Failure to adhere can result in prosecution of statutory rape or local equivalent.
Individuals aged 17 or younger in Egypt are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape or the equivalent local law. Egypt statutory rape law is violated when an individual has consensual heterosexual sexual contact with a person under age 18 .
Raising the age of consent from 12 to 16 “This law reform is particularly urgent because the Philippines has such a high prevalence of violence against children,” chief of child protection at the UN children’s agency UNICEF Patrizia Benvenuti said. They can no longer argue the child was a willing partner.
The answer to this question in international and domestic law is clear: a child is anyone under the age of 18. But it took a legal challenge and a national campaign to ensure that 17 – year -olds were given the same rights as other children in the police station.
From 16 – 18 teenagers need parental permission (either in writing or better parents accompanying their child). Physical violence including spanking on any part of the body is illegal in Germany . The legal age of consent in Germany is 14 if both partners are under 18.
Originally Answered: Is it legal for a 16 year old to date a 20 year old in the UK ? Yes it’s legal, and it’s legal for them to have intercourse – the age of consent is 16 here.