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Latest items for IRP-LAW-5

April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Selling or hiring minors younger than 15 and girls younger than 18 for prostitution is punishable as a criminal offense. Prostitution laws do not cover boys between the ages of 15 and 18 and therefore leaves them without legal protection" (12).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Persons who forced girls under age 14 into prostitution could be sentenced to seven years to life in prison in addition to a fine or confiscation of property. In especially serious cases, violators could receive a life sentence or death sentence, in addition to confiscation of property. Those who visited female prostitutes under age 14 were subject to five years or more in prison in addition to paying a fine" (page 59).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution is legal for those age 16 and older" (p. 23).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18" (26).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law criminalizes child pornography, child prostitution, and the actions of both the client and the pimp in cases of sexual exploitation of children under age 18" (11).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Under the law the age of consensual sex is 16 years regardless of sex or sexual orientation. Some children younger than 18 years engaged in prostitution" (11).
March 7, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children and provides sentences of up to 16 years in prison for violations" (12).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law stipulates that the offense of child prostitution does not apply to persons exploiting 16- and 17-yearold children in sexual activity in exchange for remuneration, gifts, goods, food, or other benefits. The legal age for consensual sex is 16, but prostitution is not legal under 18. Sexual intercourse with a girl under age 14 is an offense punishable by 12 years’ to life imprisonment. Unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl ages 14-16 is an offense punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment... The law criminalizes the procurement or attempted procurement of “a person” under age 18 to engage in prostitution; an offender is liable to eight years’ imprisonment" (14).more
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children, including prostitution. . . . The country has a statutory rape law that defines 18 as the minimum age for consensual sex. The law, which was inconsistent with the legal minimum marriage age of 15 for girls, was not enforced" (page 23-24).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"The law provides penalties of up to six years’ imprisonment for prostitution of victims between the ages of 14 and 17 and eight years’ imprisonment for victims younger than 14" (page 24).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, including… child prostitution" (14).
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The penal code forbids consensual sex outside of marriage with girls under the age of 15" (para 167)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"Because the age of legal responsibility was nine years old in the central region and 11 in the IKR, authorities often treated sexually exploited children as criminals instead of as victims. Penalties for the commercial exploitation of children range from fines and imprisonment to the death penalty" (para 263)
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18" (para 116)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"Decree No. 398/13 of 13 December 2013 regarding the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of girls, boys and adolescents in tourist activities" (page 2).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The site [Backpage] has long positioned itself as a champion of online speech freedoms and has relied on the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a federal statute that immunizes website operators from the content of users’ ads.A Sacramento County judge cited the law in December when he tossed out pimping charges filed against Lacey, Larkin and Ferrer by former state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. A new set of charges was filed in late December, accusing the trio of laundering earnings from escorts as well as pimping children and adult women"(para 17-18)
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-LAW-4, IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution in itself is legal in France — though brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal"(para 2)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"In addition to prohibiting human trafficking, the law prohibits child prostitution, a form of trafficking in persons. The criminal code law sets a stricter sentence of seven to 12 years’ imprisonment if the victim is younger than 15 years" (19).
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits sexual intercourse with children younger than 15" (19).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"In the Netherlands the penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of a minor is imprisonment for up to eight years or up to 12 years if the victim is under 16" (15).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits, with fines or imprisonment for up to two years, the payment, or promise to pay or render consideration of another type, for prostitution involving a child under the age of 18" (12-13).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the corruption of youth under the age of 21, including by prostitution, with penalties ranging from six months’ to three years’ imprisonment for offenders" (29).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"There are no explicit penalties for child prostitution, but there is a statutory rape law prohibiting sex with a person under age 16" (12).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"There is no specific legal prohibition of child pornography, but the law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children ages 18 years and younger" (12).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prescribes penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment for all forms of child trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, but it was a problem" (24). "Punishment if convicted of sex with a child under age 15 is three to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to two million GNF ($282)" (24).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children" (17).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for 14 years’ imprisonment for commercial sexual exploitation of children and five years for involvement in child pornography" (23).
March 3, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The country prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law effectively...The minimum legal age for sex work is 18. The law prohibiting purchase of sexual services from minors covers 'grooming' (enticement of a child), including in a virtual environment or through mobile telephone contacts" (13).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. If convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornographyrelated offense, perpetrators may be sentenced to between two and five years’imprisonment" (17).