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Section 5 (1) Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen's Legal Landmarks
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland
EditorsErika Rackley, Rosemary Auchmuty
Publisher or commissioning bodyHart Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781782259794, 9781782259787
ISBN (Print)9781782259770
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 27 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - 27 Dec 2018


Examines S5(1), which raised the age of consent for girls to 16 in the then United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as a legal landmark for women, looking at its antecedents, how the section came to be passed, and what has happened since.

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