Paz Lloria analyses in Gandia the criminal implications of the reform of the 'Only yes is yes' law.

  • UVGandia
  • March 10th, 2023
Paz Lloria.
Paz Lloria.

The professor of Criminal Law at the University of Valencia gave a lecture in Gandia, las 9th March, in which she reflected on the Law of the 'Only yes is yes' and its reform. This activity is part of the programme of activities around the 40th anniversary of the Summer University of Gandia.

The "Only yes is yes" law came into force in October 2022 in the context of a huge media controversy. It was represented as a breakthrough in the protection of women, and the first consequence was the reduction of sentences in some cases that had already been prosecuted. The failure to explain this consequences, and the media hype, has led to significant media pressure that has led the government to present a reform proposal, which once again, is generating a great social agitation, propitiated by the media. Technical explanations, from a global, technical and political point of view , can help to understand the ups and downs of this much-used regulation. This was the aim of the lecture that Paz Lloria gave on 9 March at the Gandia International Centre of the University of Valencia. 

Paz Lloria is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Valencia and Director of the Official Master`s Degree in Law and Gender Violence at the University of Valencia. She graduated from the University of Valencia (1992)   and holds a PhD in Law from the same University (2000). She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Spanish Universities as well as in different masters and training courses organised by both public and private organisations, having also collaborated in the criminal training of local police forces and in that of judges and Prosecutors. He has carried out research in different areas of Criminal Law. He has published works that cover the analysis of different crimes: professional intrusion, against public health, privacy, abortion, gender violence, sexual trafficking of women, secrecy of communications, intellectual property, gender violence, inter-parental child abduction, etc. He has also devoted part of his research to aspects of youth criminal law and economic criminal law.