Entering into a close relationship should only take place by mutual agreement of partners, according to a new law passed by the Danish parliament, Danish news agency DR reported on September 1.
вЂњThe adopted law makes it possible to clearly define the concept of violence in intimate relationships of partners,вЂќ said Minister of Justice Nick Hackerup, stressing that the adoption of this law is an important milestone on the path to restoring equality in Denmark.
According to the minister, if earlier violence in intimate relationships was defined as the result of coercion and the use of force, then after the adoption of the law, the absence of consent will be considered violence. Thus, according to the country's chief lawyer, both parties involved in an intimate relationship will be aware of their responsibility.
Recall that on May 23, 2018, Sweden passed a law requiring the confirmed consent of partners before they enter into close relationships, otherwise it will be interpreted as violence. In Denmark, this law will enter into force on January 1, 2021.