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The mission of the CLRNN is to facilitate collaboration between academics and other legal experts to produce and disseminate credible proposals for criminal law reform. These proposals are presented to the wider community, including members of the public, legal and media professionals, as well as legal practitioners, police, policymakers and politicians. CLRNN is committed to producing independent, objective analysis and recommendations for reform.

Their newest report Reforming the Relationship between Sexual Consent, Deception, and Mistake will be launched at this event. The report focuses on so-called ‘sex by deception’, where a defendant has engaged in sexual activity with another only after (and as a result of) lying about something known to be important to that person – be that the defendant’s identity, his religion; his sexual health; his marital status; and so on. Whilst existing sexual offences have been applied to deception cases, the legal landscape has become a quagmire.

Event details

Location: Bingham Room, At the Inn

Date and time: Wednesday 18 January, 5 – 7pm

Who can attend: Open to all

Dress code: Smart casual

Cost: Free


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Booking opens 12 December 2022, closing 13 January 2023.

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