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Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Within the campaign of the Council of Europe against violence against children 'One out of five' a number of meetings were organized which treated the issue of special vulnerability of children in relation to various forms of exploitation, and by itself in relation to trafficking in children for the purpose of work exploitation, forced begging, commissioning of criminal acts, entering into forced marriages, selling of body organs, sexual exploitation through child prostitution and sex tourism, child pornography and abuse of children in armed conflicts. During the work on changes of the Criminal Code, the alignment of criminal acts with the CoE Convention on Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and...more
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also created 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" (15).
Aug. 3, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production and sale of child pornography and establishes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Aug. 3, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"A person in possession of child pornography may be charged with public indecency and face a fine of $600, imprisonment up to six months, or both" (38).
Aug. 1, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for sentences of not less than five years in prison and fines of up to LE 200,000 ($26,000) for commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (43).
July 26, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"In June 2014, however, the national assembly passed a cybercrime law that includes a provision to prohibit insulting or defaming a government official online. The government claimed it designed the law primarily to combat underage child pornography" (10).
July 24, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Viewing or posting the following categories of activity on the internet is subject to criminal prosecution: child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK, incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK, and nonphotographic child sexual abuse images, such as drawings, hosted in the UK" (9).
July 24, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography" (25).
July 23, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal. The maximum penalty is five years’ imprisonment if the child is 14 years or older, and seven years’ imprisonment if the child is younger than 14 years" (12).
July 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law authorizes censorship of...materials considered pornographic…(11). "Distribution and consumption of child pornography is illegal" (24).
July 20, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There is no specific law prohibiting child pornography as all pornography is prohibited" (19).
July 19, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Courts may limit access to websites that disseminate child pornography and impose financial penalties and prison sentences on those operating the websites" (42).
July 19, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production, sale, or display of all pornography and carries a penalty of up to three months in prison" (20).
July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities endeavored to enforce the law...The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines from 50,000 to five million pesos ($1,120 to $111,500), depending on the gravity of the offense" (28).
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and using a child for public entertainment of an immoral or harmful nature. The maximum penalty for engaging in child pornography is 14 years in prison, while those found guilty of procuring a child for public entertainment are liable to a fine of 100,000 MWK ($175) and imprisonment of seven years. The law was not effectively enforced" (19).
July 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (18).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is against the law, with fines of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,000) and sentences of up to five years in prison, or both" (33).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"At the request of MTD, through Decree No. 398/013 (Annex 2), tourist service providers are required to take action to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in tourism. That initiative is based on the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and provides, inter alia, that companies shall adopt a code of conduct on the sale of children, sexual exploitation and use of children in pornography, and shall disseminate their rights and prevent commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography and sex tourism involving boys, girls and adolescents" (page 19).
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: 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 ($4,200)" (14).
June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Individuals involving a child in pornographic events or using a child in the production of pornographic material are subject to imprisonment for up to five year" (15).
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, possession, distribution, or downloading of internet pornography that involves children is illegal and punishable by fines or a maximum sentence of one year in prison" (17). "The 2014 report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) noted that the penal code prohibits the production of pornography involving children, but the relevant provisions only cover persons under 16 years of age" (25).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The Film and Publications Board reviews written and graphic materials published in, or imported into, the country. The board has the power to edit or ban books, magazines, movies, and videos, and it regularly exercised that power, mostly regarding pornographic material" (19). "The law prohibits child pornography and provides for penalties including fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years. The Film and Publications Board maintained a website and a toll-free hotline for the public to report incidents of child pornography. During the year SAPS arrested 41 suspects on child pornography charges. On September 1, police arrested one of the suspects, Clinton Culder, after raiding his home in Fish Hoek,...more
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography; penalties range from fines to six years in prison" (11).
June 7, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the authorities effectively enforced the law" (12).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal; penalties range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, but enforcement remained a problem" (18).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and imposes penalties if the crime was committed using information and communications technology accessed from the country" (24).
June 3, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"While authorities considered child pornography to be a serious problem, the law does not define child pornography, criminalize its possession, or provide for effective investigation and prosecution of it. The law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, and possession with intent to distribute of child pornography, but possession without intent to distribute is not prohibited by law. Manufacture and distribution of pornography involving children under 18 is punishable by two to 10 years in prison, or three to 15 years in prison if it involves children under 14. Courts often dismissed criminal cases, however, because of the lack of clear standards or definitions," (56).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography, and the maximum penalty for its use and distribution is five years’ imprisonment and a 75,000 euro ($82,500) fine" (19).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal, with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment. The penal code criminalizes the production and possession of obscene material if the purpose is to distribute or publicly exhibit the material. It does not, however, specifically prohibit the use, procurement, or offering of a child for the production of pornography. There were reports of the use of children in the production of pornography and of children subjected to sexual servitude and forced prostitution" (12).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Authorities do not treat child pornography differently from pornography in general, for which the penalty is three months to one year in prison and a fine of 50,000 to 200,000 kip ($6 to $25)" (22).