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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).
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: PRN-LAW-1

"The country prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law effectively. Manufacturing, selling, renting, importing, or exporting sexually obscene pictures or recordings of children carries a maximum prison sentence of two years, and aggravated distribution of sexually obscene pictures of children carries a sentence of four months to six years in prison" (13).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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). "The law prohibits lewd pictures and photographs deemed 'against the morals of society.' The penalty for possession of pornography includes possible imprisonment from six months to one year and a fine of up to 222,000 CFA francs ($385)" (17).
March 1, 2017, 12:11 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 ($11,720), or both for a first offense and life imprisonment, a fine of up to F$50,000 ($23,440), or both for a repeat offense, and the confiscation of any equipment used in the commission of the offense" (19).
Feb. 23, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law...Conviction of engaging in child pornography carries punishment ranging from a fine to three years in prison" (11).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law does not address child pornography" (25).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits participating in, facilitating, or purchasing materials containing child pornography, and provides for prison sentences of up to 16 years" (21).
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment" (33).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The sale, manufacture, or distribution of all pornography, including child pornography, is prohibited under laws prohibiting attacks on “good morals,” and violations are punishable with a year in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 DJF ($1,130)" (21).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also contains specific provisions that prohibit child pornography and child prostitution..." (32).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (12).