Ghomeshi, Consent, Sexual Assault and Bodily Harm (15mins)

In Case Comments, Criminal Law, Physical Elements, Sexual Assault by Peter Sankoff

In this video blog, I address the question of how sexual assault can be committed between two “consenting” adults, where bodily harm is intended and caused by one of the parties. In short, the Blog suggests that the relationship between BH and consent is not as clear cut as many media reports have made it out to be. It is far from clear that intending and causing bodily harm does or should vitiate consent.