France: Regime considers setting minimum age for sexual consent to 13

Source: Independent [Ireland]

“A bill being prepared by the French government could set a minimum legal age for sexual consent for the first time, and the country’s justice minister said Monday that she thought 13 years old could be reasonable. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet told France’s RTL radio network that 13 was a ‘limit that is worth considering’ for the forthcoming legislation, but noted that judges should also have the ability to assess whether someone was old enough to give consent in individual situations. … A minimum age of sexual consent does not currently exist in French law.” (11/14/17)