According to Jurist, Germany has ruled that a third gender option must be available on birth certificates.

The decision came in a landmark case brought by an intersex individual. Due to lack of non-binary options, they were required either to be registered at birth as male or female, or to have their gender listed as ‘missing information’.

They felt that “missing information” wasn’t a sufficient representation of their identity, as a chromosomal analysis had showed that could not be defined as distinctly male or female.

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The court ruled that Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3 of Germany’s Federal Constitution, which requires intersex people to register as a binary gender at birth, is unconstitutional on the grounds of violating fundamental rights.

As a result, new legislation will be implemented before the end of the year.

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France to Introduce New Laws for Consent to Sex

by Admin on November 15, 2017

France could soon introduce a new law to make young people under the age of 13 automatically unable to give consent to sex, The Local reports.

Talks of introducing the law came after a controversial case in which sex between an 11-year-old girl and a 28-year-old man was ruled consensual. Under French law, the age of consent is 15. However, prosecutions can only be made in cases where sexual contact can be proven to be non-consensual in court. Currently, there is no legal age below which children can’t legally give consent. If one is implemented, it will allow courts to bring statutory rape charges.

French Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa says she would like for a minimum age to be set at between 13 and 15 years old. “The law will mean that ‘below a certain age, there can be no debate, ever, on the sexual consent of a child, and that any child below a certain age would automatically be considered as raped or sexually assaulted’, she

Child custody disputes can cause lasting harm to family relationships and child upbringing. Child custody in Thailand often includes international abductions, which can further complicate custody disputes.

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Thailand Cracks Down on Foreigners Overstaying Visas

November 14, 2017

Thailand has launched a crackdown on foreigners living in Thailand who have overstayed their visas, according to Coconuts. Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan met with military and national security officials this week to discuss operations to tackle the problem of foreigners living in Thailand illegally. This came after the discovery of around 100,000 foreigners […]

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Northern Ireland Criminals Plead Guilty Online

November 6, 2017

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland’s government is set to enable petty criminals to plead guilty online and receive their sentences through a computer. The Ministry of Justice plans to implement the system initially with small offences that aren’t punishable by a prison offence, such as railway fare evasion. Their statement reads “under this […]

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