Added: January 2, 2016 – Last updated: January 2, 2016
Author: Theresia Degener
Title: Juristische Entwicklungsschritte
Subtitle: Vom Tabu zur sexuellen Selbstbestimmung für behinderte Menschen?
Translation: Steps of legal development – From taboo to sexual self determination for people with developmental disabilities?
Journal: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
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Author: Theresia Degener, Fachbereich I: Soziale Arbeit, Bildung und Diakonie, Evangelische Fachhochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe (Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe) – Wikipedia
Abstract: »The author describes the development in German law regarding the protection of sexual selfdetermination of disabled persons. Her analysis encompasses the last twenty years, starting from the “cripple-tribunal 1981“, where disabled women first raised the subject in German public. As the main legal reforms for disabled persons in Germany, the author analysis the Thirty-First-Criminal-Law-Change-Act and the Sixth-Act-To-Reform-Criminal-Law of 1997/98 as well as the Ninth-Social-Law-Code of 2001. The author welcomes these legislative reforms but points to the fact that the judiciary has yet failed to implement particularly the criminal law reform. In addition she shows that the new criminal law does not fill all former protection gaps. She demands further reforms in other areas of law. Finally she emphasizes that comprehensive information and education for all those who are concerned by the subject are necessary.« (Source: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie)