Acta Universitatis Carolinae Iuridica (AUC Iuridica) is a legal journal published since 1955, which presents longer essays as well as short articles on topics relevant for legal theory and international, European and Czech law. It also publishes works concerning current legislative problems.

Although intended primarily for domestic audience, AUC Iuridica is useful also for foreign experts, who can take advantage of summaries in foreign languages (English, German and French) and key words, which are systematically added to the main articles and essays.

The published articles are subject to peer reviews. If necessary, reviewed texts are sent back to the author for revision.

AUC Iuridica accepts contributions from any contributor on any current legal topic.

The journal is registered in the Czech National Bibliography (kept by the National Library of the Czech Republic) and in the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (kept by the American Association of Law Libraries).

The journal is archived in Portico.

AUC IURIDICA, Vol 64 No 4 (2018), 131–141

Affirmative consent ve světle Listiny základních práv EU

[Affirmative consent with respect to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU]

Sabina Krajíčková

announced: 04. 01. 2019


The article deals with a current topic regarding the principle of affirmative consent which means an explicit consent with a sexual intercourse with respect to Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. The first part is devoted to a legal definition of the affirmative consent and the analysis of its particular aspects. The following chapters comment on the legislative framework of this doctrine in the US and Europe. The last chapter is focused on the potential problems and risks that may arise when applying the policy of the affirmative consent.

keywords: affirmative consent; no means no; yes means yes; sexual violence; rape; protection of victims of sexual offences; Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU

references (13)

1. LASKY, Jack. Sexual assault on campus. Farmington Hills, Mich: Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016].

2. LITTLE, N.J. From no means no to only yes means yes: The rational results of an affirmative consent standard in rape law. In Vanderbilt Law Review. [May 2005] 58. 1321-1364.

3. ŠÁMAL, Pavel. Trestní zákoník: komentář. 2. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2012. Velké komentáře.

4. The State University of New York. Definition of Affirmative Consent [online]. Dostupné z:

5. California. Senate Bill No. 967, 28th of September 2014 [online]. Dostupné z:

6. Consent and Respect: Affirmative Consent. Affirmative Consent Laws (yes means yes) [online]. Dostupné z:

7. European Commission: Stop violence against women: Statement by the European Commission on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [online]. Dostupné z:

8. Council of Europe: Stop domestic violence against women. Case of M.C. v. Bulgaria. Application no. 39272/98. [online]. Final decision 4th of March 2004. Dostupné z:

9. BBC: Reality Check: Is Malmo the „rape capital“ of Europe [online]. UK. 24th of February 2017 Dostupné z:

10. Government offices of Sweden. New sexual offence legislation based on consent [online]. [cit. 2018-05-01]. Dostupné z:

11. Sexual Offences Act 2003 [online]. Dostupné z:

12. Ortega Dolz, Patricia. Sentencia del caso de la manada. La manada se libra de la violación El País. [online]. Madrid. 26 de abril 2018. Dostupné z:

13. Česká ženská lobby. STOP násilí na ženách [online]. [cit. 2018-05-10]. Dostupné z:

Creative Commons License
Affirmative consent ve světle Listiny základních práv EU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

230 x 157 mm
published: 4 x per year
print price: 65 czk
ISSN: 0323-0619
E-ISSN: 2336-6478