Posts Misrepresent U.N. Panel’s Guidance on Consensual Sex Between Adolescents

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2023
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An international judicial panel working with the United Nations’ AIDS agency issued recommendations in March on laws related to sexual conduct, including consensual sex between adolescents. Social media posts misrepresented the recommendations, with one falsely claiming, “UN wants to decriminalize sex between minors and adults.”

The International Commission of Jurists, or ICJ, is an international human rights organization comprised of 60 judges and lawyers “dedicated to ensuring respect for international human rights standards through law.” The ICJ is an advocacy body working in coordination with the United Nations to develop and advocate...

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