The age of consent in Italy is 14.

The claim is sometimes made that “In the Vatican State, there is an equal age of consent set at 12 years of age”, but this is incorrect. In 1929, when the Lateran Treaty was signed, the age of consent in Italy was 12, and this was indeed adopted by the Vatican. However, as stated above, the rise in the Italian age of consent applied automatically to the Vatican City.

The age of consent rises to 16 if one of the participants has some kind of influence on the other (e.g. teacher, tutor, adoptive parent). Not knowing the fact that the victim is underage is not a legal defence. It is also illegal to perform sexual acts in the presence of a minor with the intent of allowing the minor to witness the acts, even if they do not take an active part.

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Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here… is France, and we’re in the middle — that’s my map of Africa.

Otto von Bismarck.

"So, freedom of speech becomes more important than justice, which to us is preposterous, because, for us, being just to people is the first end, if you like, of a state to be a just state. Not for it to be free state, but for it to be a just state, and freedom is quite a good way of getting there."

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reading: dunk & egg
listening to: wicked
working on: animation short

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