Information material from Ministry of Justice

Consent – the basic requirement of new sexual offences legislation


Fact sheet:
The Government is proposing the introduction of new legislation regarding sexual consent that states the obvious: if sex is not voluntary it is illegal.


The proposal has been presented to the Council on Legislation and in the first quarter of 2018 a government bill will be submitted to the Riksdag. It is proposed that the new act enter into force on 1 July 2018.