‘Upskirting’ is a crime in England

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LONDON – The unwanted photographing of a person ’below the belt’ is in England and Wales a criminal offence, where up to two years in prison. The British call this harassment with a camera ’upskirting’ (opjurken).

There is already laws against voyeurism, or obscenity. But the prosecution of such types of mobile phones under a dress maneuver, according to the initiators until now legally impossible because the law is not on this new form of harassment is set.

The British government supports, according to minister of Justice, Lucy Frazer, the initiative of the Liberal-Democratic member of parliament Wera Hobhouser. She was with others, launched a campaign for stricter legislation to your body and privacy to better protect against intrusive figures with cameras or mobile phones.

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