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Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
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"The law does not specifically address the commercial exploitation of children but prohibits pornography of any kind, including child pornography" (para 263)
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
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"CAM reported it blocked a few websites that violated domestic laws on anti-Islamism, pornography, child abuse, and other prohibitions" (11). "The Child Sexual Abuse (Special Provisions) Act prohibits child prostitution and the use, procurement, or provision of a child (below age 18) for the production of pornography or for pornographic performance. The crime is punishable by imprisonment between 15 and 25 years. The act stipulates that a child between ages 13 and 18 involved in a sexual act is deemed not to have given consent, 'unless otherwise proven'" (21).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
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"The law criminalizes child prostitution and includes penalties relating to obscene or indecent publications" (para 116)
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
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"The law prohibits child pornography. The penal code criminalizes both using a minor 'to prepare any type of pornographic material' and producing, selling, distributing, displaying, or facilitating the production, sale, dissemination, or exhibition of 'any type' of child pornography by 'any means.' The penalty for recruiting children or persons with disabilities for child pornography is one to five years’ imprisonment; if the child is under the age of 13, imprisonment is five to nine years. The law also penalizes knowingly possessing child pornography; it carries a potential prison sentence of up to one year. The penalty for the production, sale, or distribution of pornography in which a child under 18...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
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"The law also prohibits promoting, filming, or selling child pornography, and the government generally enforced this law. The penalty for an individual convicted of inducing, facilitating, promoting, or using a minor younger than 16 for sexual or erotic purposes, or forcing such a person to watch or participate in such an act, is five to seven years in prison. If the victim is older than 16 but under 18, the penalty is reduced to four to six years in prison" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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"The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) maintained a list of 'refused classification' website content, primarily pertaining to child pornography, sexual violence, and other activities illegal in the country, compiled as a result of a consumer complaints process" (7). "All states and territories criminalize the possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. In New South Wales, however, the law prohibiting child abuse material, including child pornography applies only to children younger than 16 years, and in South Australia the law prohibiting child exploitation material, including child pornography, only applies to children younger than 17 years" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
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"Law 9177 of 23 October 2013, reform of Criminal Code and General Law on Migration and Alien Status, to increase sanctions in cases in which children are used in pornographic material…" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
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"In 2014 the country criminalized the possession of child pornography, remedying a major gap in the law. Enforcement began on July 15. The commercialization of child pornography is illegal; the penalty is imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or a fine not exceeding three million yen ($28,300), and police continued to crack down on this crime. Police reported a record-high 1,828 child pornography investigations involving 746 child victims in 2014" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
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"In 2014 the country criminalized the possession of child pornography, remedying a major gap in the law. Enforcement began on July 15. The commercialization of child pornography is illegal; the penalty is imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or a fine not exceeding three million yen ($28,300), and police continued to crack down on this crime. Police reported a record-high 1,828 child pornography investigations involving 746 child victims in 2014" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
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"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for individual and corporate fines if a person produces, imports, supplies, distributes, possesses for supply, displays, or exhibits an objectionable publication. Penalties increase to up to 10 years’ imprisonment or a substantially greater fine if such an act is committed with knowledge that the publication is objectionable. Simple possession of objectionable material is punishable by fines, while knowingly possessing objectionable material is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and a larger fine. For sentencing purposes, it is an aggravating factor if the publication promotes or supports exploitation of youth for sexual purposes, deals with sexual conduct with or by children or young...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Norway
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"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
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"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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the authorities effectively enforced the law" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
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"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
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"The law prohibits the production, distribution, import, or export of child pornography. The penalty for conviction is a maximum imprisonment of three years or a maximum fine of 6,000 baht ($170), or both" (40). "In September the government amended the criminal code to define more clearly punishment for those who possess or distribute child pornography with a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, and maximum fine of 200,000 baht ($5,540)" (41). "Additional legal reforms included...amendments to the anti-TIP act, and new criminal code to criminalize child pornography" (49).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
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"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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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"The law authorizes censorship of...materials considered pornographic…(11). "Distribution and consumption of child pornography is illegal" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
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"Courts may limit access to websites that disseminate child pornography and impose financial penalties and prison sentences on those operating the websites" (42).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
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"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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
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"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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
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"The law prohibits the production and sale of child pornography and establishes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
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"The production, distribution, dissemination, or selling of child pornography is illegal and carries a sentence of three to 10 years’ imprisonment" (43-44).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
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"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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
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"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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
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"The law prohibits child pornography; penalties range from fines to six years in prison" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
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"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
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
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"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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
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"There is no specific law prohibiting child pornography as all pornography is prohibited" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
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"The law prohibits child pornography, and the penalty for conviction of involvement in child pornography is four to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
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"Child pornography is illegal; penalties range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, but enforcement remained a problem" (18).