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May 4, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"The new Irish law will help efforts to end demand by holding sex buyers accountable and will also ensure that prostituted individuals and survivors can access comprehensive support services. In addition, it strengthens national laws against sexual grooming, child pornography and sexual harassment in the Republic of Ireland" (pp 2)
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (12).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (12).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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).
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, distribution, dissemination, or selling of child pornography is illegal and carries a sentence of three to 10 years’ imprisonment" (43-44).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Act No. 011-2014/AN of 17 April 2014 on combating the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography was adopted in that framework. The victims of such offences are mainly girls" (20).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2015; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2010" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s accession to the following international instruments: . . . (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2012" (page 2).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Saudi Arabia has ratified or acceded to the following rights treaties under the Royal Decrees mentioned below…Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, under Royal Decree No. M/38 of 18/07/1431 A.H. (06/30/2010)" (14).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"At the same time, the Contravention Code (Article 90) stipulates liability for the production, sale, distribution or storage of pornography products by sanctions in form of a fine of 40 to 50 conventional units, applied to individuals or a fine of 100 to 150 conventional units for legal entities. The Criminal Code also stipulates combating of pimping (Article 220)16; combating of trafficking in children for commercial or noncommercial sexual exploitation, for prostitution or pornography industry (Article 206)17" (Pg 20).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Sexual abuse of children was reported in urban and rural areas, as well as within indigenous communities. As of September government statistics showed 792 cases of child pornography, although how many individuals were charged was unclear"(18)."The law provides for prison terms of three to five years for anyone who practices, facilitates, or promotes the corruption of a minor, and it criminalizes child pornography with the same penalty"(18)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Additionally, the law allows for capital punishment in less serious crimes such as theft, destruction of military facilities and national assets, fraud, kidnapping, distribution of pornography, and trafficking in persons"(1)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, distribution, or possession of child pornography is a crime with penalties ranging from two to 20 years’ imprisonment" (19).
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law is ambiguous regarding employment of persons ages 16 to 18 in the production of pornography" (23).
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal. The production, possession, storage, or importation of child pornography involving children younger than 15 is punishable by imprisonment for a period of three months to 10 years" (19).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Throughout the kingdom, the law prohibits production, possession, and distribution of child pornography. In the Netherlands the maximum penalty for these offenses is eight years’ imprisonment, while the penalty for accessing child pornography on the internet is four years in prison. In January the government began implementing the 2015-18 National Program against Vice, Child Pornography, and Child Sex Tourism. The prosecutor’s office and police worked closely together to develop improved digital tools and methods to counter child pornography and child sex tourism, while securing cooperation of the private sector. Law enforcement agencies cooperated internationally in the European Financial Coalition against Child Sexual Abuse Online, the Global Alliance Coalition against Child...more
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal...The purchase, display, reproduction, or distribution of child pornography is punishable by up to three years in prison. Involving a minor in the production of pornography is punishable by up to 12 years in prison, depending on the age of the child" (18).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography, which is punishable by up to two years in prison" (13).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and the possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to eight years" (17).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation, pornography, and illicit activities is illegal, but the UN reported that armed gangs recruited children as young as 10 years old for such purposes" (29).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There is no law against child pornography" (12).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There is no specific legal prohibition of child pornography, but the law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children ages 18 years and younger. The law also regulates selling, publishing, or exhibiting obscene material, defined as anything that could deprave or corrupt those open to immoral influences" (12-13).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography" (24).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and establishes penalties of six to 10 years in prison for producing, promoting, and selling child pornography and two to four years’ imprisonment for possessing it. In June the Public Ministry and PNC conducted the country’s first raid of an online child pornography network" (19).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"No law specifically prohibits child pornography, but it can be prosecuted as an 'offense against public morals'...There is no legislation specific to child pornography, but it can be prosecuted as an 'offense against public morals' and is punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed three years and/or a fine ranging from 120 to 600 cedis ($31-$157)" (17).
March 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Possession of child pornography is a criminal offense. By law possession of, or attempts to acquire, any material reflecting a true or realistic incident of child pornography is punishable by imprisonment for three months to five years" (21).