sexual offences act 2003 relating to child pornography

Scap the law change whereby someone who has a nude photo / video of a 16 or 17 year old  in their possession can be prosecuted for child pornography offences.

Why is this idea important?

Scap the law change whereby someone who has a nude photo / video of a 16 or 17 year old  in their possession can be prosecuted for child pornography offences.

amend the Offences Against the Person Act 1861

This act was brought in at a time when even the slightest injuries could cause death through infection. In the famous "Spanner" case (R v Brown) In 1989 it was used to prosecute and imprison consenting adults because they engaged in BDSM (Bondage/Discipline/Slave/Master) sex which caused non-serious injuries.

A Law Commission Report (CONSENT IN SEX OFFENCES) recommended that the law on assault be brought up to date with new definitions of categories of assault.

The Law Commission's recommendations should be put into practice.

Why is this idea important?

This act was brought in at a time when even the slightest injuries could cause death through infection. In the famous "Spanner" case (R v Brown) In 1989 it was used to prosecute and imprison consenting adults because they engaged in BDSM (Bondage/Discipline/Slave/Master) sex which caused non-serious injuries.

A Law Commission Report (CONSENT IN SEX OFFENCES) recommended that the law on assault be brought up to date with new definitions of categories of assault.

The Law Commission's recommendations should be put into practice.

Repeal S71 of Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Sexual activity in a public lavatory)

The proposal is to repeal section 71 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 which criminalises sexual activity in a public lavatory (applicable common law offences that would cover this area would remain).

Why is this idea important?

The proposal is to repeal section 71 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 which criminalises sexual activity in a public lavatory (applicable common law offences that would cover this area would remain).

Repeal laws on drawn pornography

Repeal the laws on drawn pornography as it is a victimless crime.

The government only this year had the absurd idea that drawings can be underage, now the criminal justice system will not only have to waste money enforcing this law but also discuss whether a drawing is sexually explicit.

These laws not only restricts freedom of expression by many artists but it also means a step toward the government dictating the sexual practices of the general public.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the laws on drawn pornography as it is a victimless crime.

The government only this year had the absurd idea that drawings can be underage, now the criminal justice system will not only have to waste money enforcing this law but also discuss whether a drawing is sexually explicit.

These laws not only restricts freedom of expression by many artists but it also means a step toward the government dictating the sexual practices of the general public.

Illiberal sexual offences and the age of consent

England and Wales' sexual offences, particularly regarding young people, are ridiculous and overly restrictive. The "abuse of a position of trust" offences relating to persons under the age of 18 but over the age of 16 should be scrapped (with the obvious exception of young people in mental health institutions) and sexual intercourse between people under the age of consent should be decriminalised within particular conditions described below.

The age of criminal responsibility for sexual offences (a group of selectively defined offences) should be raised to 13, and people over the age of 13 should be allowed to have consenting relations with another person between the ages of 13 and 15. In addition, people over the age of 14 would be allowed to have consenting sexual relations with a person no more than 4 years older than them (i.e: a 14 year-old and an 18 year-old, a 15 year-old and a 19 year-old). This move would not abolish the age of consent but would water it down slightly, providing a 'cascading' effect as young people take on increasing maturity before attaining a full right to consent at 16.

Why is this idea important?

England and Wales' sexual offences, particularly regarding young people, are ridiculous and overly restrictive. The "abuse of a position of trust" offences relating to persons under the age of 18 but over the age of 16 should be scrapped (with the obvious exception of young people in mental health institutions) and sexual intercourse between people under the age of consent should be decriminalised within particular conditions described below.

The age of criminal responsibility for sexual offences (a group of selectively defined offences) should be raised to 13, and people over the age of 13 should be allowed to have consenting relations with another person between the ages of 13 and 15. In addition, people over the age of 14 would be allowed to have consenting sexual relations with a person no more than 4 years older than them (i.e: a 14 year-old and an 18 year-old, a 15 year-old and a 19 year-old). This move would not abolish the age of consent but would water it down slightly, providing a 'cascading' effect as young people take on increasing maturity before attaining a full right to consent at 16.

Repeal Section 63 of the CJIA 2008 (“extreme porn”)

To repeal the possession of "extreme pornography" section (63) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. This makes it illegal to possess staged or faked images if they're judged to be pornographic. This means people have to guess whether a clip on their phone or computer, for instance, is extreme and whether it is pornographic. The law says that possession of some erotic clips taken from BBFC certified films can be illegal, because they're out of context.

Why is this idea important?

To repeal the possession of "extreme pornography" section (63) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. This makes it illegal to possess staged or faked images if they're judged to be pornographic. This means people have to guess whether a clip on their phone or computer, for instance, is extreme and whether it is pornographic. The law says that possession of some erotic clips taken from BBFC certified films can be illegal, because they're out of context.

Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults. 

Why is this idea important?

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults.