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Latest items for IRP-LAW-1

June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children is illegal, and conviction carries penalties of two to five years in prison and a fine of 200,000 to two million ouguiyas ($563 to $5,630)" (p. 19).
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"It is illegal to pay for sex with a minor, to induce a minor into prostitution or any form of 'illicit sexual intercourse,' or to sell or buy a minor for the purposes of prostitution. Violators are subjected to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine" (43). "NGOs suggested families forced some SC girls into prostitution in temples to mitigate household financial burdens and the prospect of marriage dowries. Some states have laws to curb prostitution or sexual abuse of women and girls in temple service. Enforcement of these laws remained lax, and the problem was widespread. Some observers estimated more than 450,000 women and girls engaged in temple-related prostitution" (40).more
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography and provides for penalties of up to life imprisonment for convicted perpetrators. The law provides for prosecution of child prostitutes age 12 years and older, but authorities did not enforce the law, and child prostitution was common" (p. 19).
June 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The age of sexual consent is 18. There is a statutory rape law. Sexual activity with a juvenile carries a prison sentence of up to three years. Paying a juvenile for sexual activity carries a prison term of three months to five years. Authorities may fine or imprison for one to 10 years any person found guilty of inducing a minor into prostitution. Romani child beggars were at risk of sex trafficking. According to a survey of Roma conducted in Podgorica and Berane in April 2014 by the NGO Montenegrin Women’s Lobby, 71 percent of respondents knew of prostitution cases involving minor Romani girls" (Pg 29).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The penal code also makes both child prostitution and child pornography crimes. It defines a “child” for purposes of those provisions as a “minor less than 17 years of age. The penal code also criminalizes abduction of a minor" (p. 15).
June 7, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"Pursuant to Article 39 (1) (2) of the EVAW Law, the law permits a woman complainant to withdraw her case at any stage of proceedings, with the exception of five acts of violence against women which the State must act on, irrespective of whether a complaint is filed or subsequently withdrawn. These are the crimes of rape, enforced prostitution, publicising the identity of a victim, burning or the use of chemical substances and forced self-immolation or suicide – commonly referred to as the ‘five serious violence against women offences'" (Pg 16).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"In August 2013, the penalty range for pimping was increased from one to two years. This change better reflects the objectionable nature of the offence and should allow for more extensive investigation measures (mainly phone tapping), which in turn aims to increase the chances of convicting perpetrators. (...) Furthermore, the 2015 Act Amending the Penal Code introduced a new provision regarding the violation of sexual self-determination. Customers who are aware that a woman is a victim of human trafficking and use her sexual services nonetheless — without using violence themselves — are punishable under this provision" (36).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The penal code provides penalties for conviction of rape, sexual exploitation, corruption of minors, and procuring and facilitating prostitution, and it increases penalties for cases involving children under age 15. The child trafficking law provides penalties for conviction of all forms of child trafficking, including child prostitution, prescribing penalties of 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment. Individuals convicted of involvement in child prostitution, including those who facilitate and solicit it, face imprisonment of two to five years and fines of one million to 10 million CFA francs ($1,675 to $16,750)" (p. 16).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and provides penalties for those convicted of between one and five years’ imprisonment and fines from 100,000 to one million CFA francs ($170 to $1,701). For conviction of violations involving children under age 15, prison sentences may be up to 10 years. The law was not effectively enforced" (p. 13).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law seeks to protect children from 'all forms of exploitation.' Involving a child in prostitution is punishable by a fine of 25 to 50 times the minimum monthly salary and imprisonment for up to five years. The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. The punishment for statutory rape is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (27).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-DATA-2

"It also notes with appreciation the information provided that street prostitution has been reduced by 50 per cent in the State party since the adoption in 1999 of a law prohibiting the purchase of sexual services" (8-9).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee notes as positive that the State party has begun consideration of draft legislation on regulating prostitution" (5).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 is illegal, both in the country and abroad when committed by a citizen of the country. In both cases the punishment is either a fine or a prison sentence of up to two years" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Article 161 of the Child Rights Law criminalizes the prostitution of children" (41).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties for conviction of child prostitution or child pornography of five to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of 1.5 to three million CFA francs ($2,750 to $5,500), or both" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that prostitution is legal in the State party. (…) The Committee notes that the bill on the regulation of prostitution and combating abuse in the sex industry, to remove the provisions on compulsory registration for women in prostitution and the obligation of clients to verify registration, was adopted by the House of Representatives and is now pending before the Senate" (8).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law does not provide penalties for child prostitution, but the penalty for sex with a child (defined as younger than 15 years) is one to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 to three million kip ($62 to $370)" (p. 17).
May 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children 18 and younger" (p. 10).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Although it was illegal, the commercial sexual exploitation of children younger than 18 years was a problem" (p. 16).
May 4, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"While prostitution is legal, according to media reports" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law does not prohibit the use, procurement, offering, and financial benefit of a child for the production of pornography and pornographic performances" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"All forms of prostitution, including child prostitution, are illegal" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children and applies to the protection, possession, importation, exportation, and distribution of child pornography. It carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 JMD ($3,900)" (p. 12).
April 24, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Authorities may detain (but generally do not prosecute) persons under age 18 whom they believe to be engaged in prostitution. They prosecute those who organize or profit from prostitution, bring women or girls to the country for prostitution, or coerce or deceive women or girls into prostitution" (p. 20).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law creates specific offenses such as sexual grooming of a child (gaining the trust of a child, or of a person who takes care of the child, for the purpose of sexual activity with the child) and child pornography. The law prescribes penalties of 10 years’ to life imprisonment for subjecting a child to prostitution" (p. 13 - 14).
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the sexual exploitation of children, with a minimum penalty for conviction of 10 years in prison. Consensual sex is illegal outside of marriage, carrying a minimum penalty of one year in prison. The penalty for conviction of sex with children under age 14 is life imprisonment" (p. 26).
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Sharia courts, which adjudicate criminal and family law cases, may impose flogging as punishment for... Prostitution… although reports of flogging were rare and tended to be confined to only a few jurisdictions" (p. 3).
April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits exploiting children in prostitution and penalizes promoters with a minimum of 15 years in prison… The law also prohibits adults from using deceit, abuse of power, or the vulnerability of a teenager to have sex with a minor under 18" (p. 15).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Individuals who contact children under the age of 13 through the internet for the purpose of sexual exploitation face imprisonment of one to three years" (p. 13). It can be so related to prostitution practices (JSM - coder comment).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Penalties for recruiting children or persons with disabilities into prostitution are imprisonment from one to five years. The penalty for subjecting children to prostitution is imprisonment from four to six years" (p. 13).