Podemos MEP Tania González announced on Wednesday morning that the European Parliament had voted to amend the order of the day today and debate the definition of rape in member states after the controversial wolf-pack non-rape judgement was published in Spain last week.
"We have managed to get the European Parliament session to approve our petition to include a debate today on the need to adjust the legal definition of rape in the Istanbul Convention in all of the EU in light of the wolf-pack judgement. Onwards, sister. #IBelieveYou", she wrote on Twitter.
The Istanbul Convention defines rape as "engaging in non-consensual vaginal, anal or oral penetration of a sexual nature of the body of another person with any bodily part or object".
Spain's 1995 Criminal Code requires proof of violence or intimidation—according to their specific legal definitions—and not just a lack of consent to secure a rape conviction.
Jaime Duch, a spokesperson for the European Parliament, told The Spain Report the debate would begin at around 7 p.m.
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