Entry #1079: Equal age of consent in North Korea

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RegionNorth Korea
IssueEqual age of consent
Statusambiguous
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionThe North Korean age of consent is set at 15 regardless of sexuality. There are claims that the age of consent varies, but no official North Korean sources back these claims.
Sourceshttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/eap/135995.htm http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html


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NoteAlthough the North Korean government states that homosexuality is legal, there is no LGBT age of consent. The criminal code however states that sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 15 will result in \'grave punishment\'.The North Korean age of consent is set at 15 regardless of sexuality. There are claims that the age of consent varies, but no official North Korean sources back these claims.
Sourceshttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/eap/135995.htmhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/eap/135995.htm http://www.novexcn.com/dprk_constitution_98.html
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