Spain passes child abuse law

“Spain’s parliament has approved new proposals to protect child victims of sexual abuse. Under the bill, which will now go to the Spanish Senate, survivors will be able to report abuse for up to 15 years after turning 35.”

“In addition to extending the period in which abuse can be reported, the bill will also create special courts for cases involving violence against children and minimise the number of times that children under the age of 14 must testify, in order to avoid retraumatising them.”

The law is expected to be passed in early June.

Read the BBC’s recent coverage on the passing of this legislation by the Spanish Parliament.

Read El Pais’s coverage from June 2020 of the introduction of the legislation.

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