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June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and sets the legal age of consent at 18" (43).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography and provides for penalties of up to life imprisonment for convicted perpetrators" (p. 19).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography of any kind, including child pornography, is illegal. Under the criminal code, those producing, reproducing, publishing, selling, or disseminating obscene materials with the purpose of making a profit could be sentenced to up to three years in prison or put under criminal detention or surveillance in addition to paying a fine. Offenders in serious cases could receive prison sentences of three to 10 years in addition to paying a fine" (58).
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is against the law. A person who produces it is liable to life imprisonment; dissemination or possession of it calls for a penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment" (13).
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 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the distribution of pornography involving persons under the age of 18" (34). "The law does not specifically prohibit the possession of child pornography without an intention to sell or distribute. The law penalizes those who use the internet to post or distribute child pornography" (34).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of child sex trafficking and child pornography and provides for a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees ($3,000) for each offense" (p. 12)
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography are punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment" (35).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit child pornography" (p. 16).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law forbids the production of pornographic materials or objects for distribution, as well as the advertisement or trade in text, movies or videos, graphics, or other objects of a pornographic nature, including those involving children" (p. 24).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and penalties for conviction are five to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 14).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Solicitors of sex with minors older than 16 but younger than 18 face up to one year in prison or hard labor or a maximum fine of NT$3.0 million ($98,300)" (p. 13).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 13).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, exhibition, and/or distribution of child pornography (involving persons younger than age 21) is punishable by fine or by imprisonment for up to three years" (27).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law penalizes the possession, sale, purchase, or propagation of child pornography, and the government enforced the law effectively. The penalty for violations ranged from six months to eight years in prison" (p. 13).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 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" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"A ban continued on publishers distributing books deemed pornographic" (20). "The law prohibits pornography, including child pornography" (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 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. The production of child pornography is prohibited and punishable by imprisonment of one to five years and up to nine years if aggravated. Possession of child pornography is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years, four if aggravated" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 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 years" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Authorities did 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 $24)" (p. 17).
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: 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" (p. 14).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. The Ministry of the Interior conducted investigative programs and worked with international partners to combat child pornography. The ministry operated a website known as Red Button for the public to report child pornography to police" (p. 13).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits producing, importing, publishing, or possessing written material, drawings, photographs, or films that violate public integrity or decency" (24).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits the production and possession of child pornography" (28).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Conviction of trafficking of children and taking a child from home for sexual exploitation carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. A person convicted of meeting a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation faces a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment. The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenses) Act enacted in February set a maximum fine of 5,000 euros ($6,000). The law provides for a fine of up to 31,000 euros ($37,200), a prison sentence of up to 14 years, or both for a person convicted of allowing a child to be used for...more
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal. The maximum penalty for violators is 14 years in prison, a maximum fine of F$25,000 ($12,200), or both for a first offense and life imprisonment, a maximum fine of F$50,000 ($24,400), or both for a repeat offense, and the confiscation of any equipment used in the commission of the offense" (18).
May 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: PRN-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-2

"Laws related to pornography and pornographic performances do not prohibit the use, procuring, and offering of a child for each of these purposes. The law also regulates selling, publishing, or exhibiting obscene material, defined as anything that could deprave or corrupt those open to immoral influences" (p. 10).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penalty for engaging children in pornography under the new criminal code was increased from a maximum sentence of five years to a maximum of eight years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The new criminal code includes a specific chapter on crimes against children, including pornography, and the trafficking and abuse of children" (p. 15).