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Deception, mistake, privacy and consent: a conceptual framework for resolving the ‘line-drawing’ problem in sex-by-deception and mistaken sex

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What is the appropriate legal response to sexual activity induced by deception or mistake? My thesis is built on three foundational moves. First, I challenge orthodox legal approaches to identifying deception and develop a tripartite taxonomy of active and passive deception, and uninduced mistake. Second, I identify the violation of the right to sexual integrity as the conceptual core of rape and sexual assault. Third, I recast the right to sexual integrity as comprising three component ri...

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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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