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Latest items for IRP-LAW-1

July 30, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"In addition to prohibiting trafficking in persons, the law prohibits the prostitution of children" (p. 16).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children" (p. 18).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the prostitution of children, with punishments of five to 10 years’ imprisonment and fines up to one million CFA francs ($1,766) for conviction. The law prohibits sexual relations with girls under age 14, even if married, but authorities rarely enforced the ban" (page 17).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law provides heavy penalties for persons who procure, lure, compel, or threaten children younger than 18 for the purpose of prostitution, with higher penalties for persons who purchase sexual intercourse with a child younger than 15. Authorities may punish parents who allow a child to enter into prostitution and revoke their parental rights" (page 31).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for 14 years’ imprisonment for conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and five years for involvement in child pornography" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for protection of women, girls, and boys from exploitation through prostitution and 'other immoral purposes,' including pornography" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of children is five to 10 years in prison and a fine of between 20,000 and 50,000 Burundian francs ($11 and $28)" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. Perpetrators convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornography-related offense may be sentenced to between two and five years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-LAW-1

"The Constitution prohibits trading of humans, the exploitation of prostitution, and obscenity, which affects the reputation of women (Article 34). The Law on the Suppression of Trafficking and Exploitation of Prostitution and the Criminal Code specify a range of punishments targeting the abolishment of trafficking and exploitation of prostitution" (38).
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and includes penalties relating to obscene or indecent publications" (p. 20).
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 10).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the decriminalization of women engaging in prostitution in the new Criminal Code. It is concerned, however, at: (...) (b) Inconsistencies between civil and criminal law provisions, resulting in women in prostitution being fined" (8).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1, CLCW-LAW-2, IRP-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Ostensibly to combat trafficking in persons, government regulations require male relatives of women between ages 18 and 35 to submit a statement pledging that the women would not engage in illegal behavior, including prostitution, while abroad" (Pg 21).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-LAW-1

"It remains concerned that prostitution is punishable by a term of imprisonment and a fine, exposing women to a risk of violence and abuse, including by the police" (8).
July 7, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"A conviction for trafficking in persons involving a child for the purposes of sexual exploitation carries a punishment of three to 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine" (p. 25).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 17).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of sexual offenses against minors receive a lifetime ban on working with children" (p. 33).
July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The state-level penalty for sexual exploitation of children is imprisonment for up 20 years under certain aggravating circumstances. At the entity level, penalties range from three to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 23).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Child prostitution is punishable by three to seven years imprisonment. Child pornography is punishable by one to three years imprisonment and fines of 150,000 to 250,000 lei ($7,500 to $12,500)" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits exploitation of a child for various crimes, including prostitution. Penalties for conviction include imprisonment of no less than three months if the accused used exploitation and force to commit the crime and up to six years if the accused exploited more than one child, as well as penalties of at least 2,000 dinars ($5,400) for individuals and at least 10,000 dinars ($27,000) for organizations" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law differentiates between forcing children into prostitution, for which it provides for up to eight years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 15,000 levs ($9,000)" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Recruitment of minors for prostitution (involving a minor in immoral acts) is punishable by up to eight years in prison" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children and provides for prison sentences of seven to 15 years for violations" (p. 33).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The criminal code prohibits the sale of children, child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography, as well as other sexual crimes against children. The law criminalizes the sale of persons and forced prostitution and provides penalties for conviction of up to 15 years in prison if the victim is a child" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children, including prostitution. Penalties for conviction of the sexual exploitation of both adults and children are six months to three years in prison and a fine of between 20,000 and one million CFA francs ($37 and $1,838)" (p. 24).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law provides for three years’ imprisonment and a fine of one million DJF ($5,650) for the commercial exploitation of children" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the prostitution and sexual abuse of children. Sex with a child younger than 16, including a prostituted child, constitutes defilement and is punishable by a minimum of 10 years’ incarceration" (p. 14).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use, recruitment, or offering of children for prostitution or pornographic films, pictures, or events" (p. 20).
June 21, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 24).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"No specific law prohibits child pornography because all pornography is prohibited, but the law specifically criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children" (p. 16).