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Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.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. An Interpol report noted the criminal code 'enacts criminal liability for involvement of minors into prostitution'” (20).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
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"The law prohibits child prostitution and child pornography and provides for a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees ($2,826) for each of these offenses" (para 64).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties of up to 13 years in prison for production or distribution of pornographic materials depicting a minor" (37-38). "The law also restricts access to websites whose content includes promotion of violence, wars, “extremist activities”; materials related to illicit weapons, explosives, and drugs; trafficking in persons; pornography; and information that may harm the national interests of the country" (19).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Penalties for indecent assault, including child pornography, range from five to 20 years in prison" (page 23).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
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"To improve access to employment, the UK Government has built capability in Jobcentres, which helps staff to support BAME women to overcome barriers they may face to gaining work… In Scotland, a new £500,000 Workplace Equality Fund aims to address longsta
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penal code prohibits the production, distribution, and possession of pornography involving children or adolescents younger than age 18. Production of pornographic images of children may result in a fine or up to three years in prison. Authorities may increase this penalty to 10 years in prison depending on the age of the child and the child’s relationship to the abuser" (page 24).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There was no censorship of websites, including those with pornographic content, with the exception of websites linked to terrorist organizations" (page 11). "The law prohibits child pornography" (page 19).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (page 24).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penalty for sexual exploitation of children is 10 years’ to life imprisonment. Child pornography and the selling or distributing of such material is prohibited" (27).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use of children under age 18 in pornography, with penalties for conviction of up to three years’ imprisonmen" (12).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Laws against corruption of a minor and child pornography apply to victims under age 18. For the crimes of selling, distributing, or promoting pornography to a minor, the law stipulates a prison term of six months to five years and a fine of 300 to 500 times the daily minimum wage. For crimes involving minors in acts of sexual exhibitionism or the production, facilitation, reproduction, distribution, sale, and purchase of child pornography, the law mandates seven to 12 years in prison and a fine of 800 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage. Perpetrators who promote, publicize, or facilitate sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and...more
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Laws against corruption of a minor and child pornography apply to victims under age 18. For the crimes of selling, distributing, or promoting pornography to a minor, the law stipulates a prison term of six months to five years and a fine of 300 to 500 times the daily minimum wage. For crimes involving minors in acts of sexual exhibitionism or the production, facilitation, reproduction, distribution, sale, and purchase of child pornography, the law mandates seven to 12 years in prison and a fine of 800 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage. Perpetrators who promote, publicize, or facilitate sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits producing or disseminating child pornography and provides for a prison sentence of six months to two years as well as a fine for violations" (page 60).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, including child pornography, child prostitution, the sale of children, and child trafficking" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, abduction, and trafficking and includes severe penalties for child pornography and possession of pedophilic materials. Authorities enforced the law. The penalties for producing and disseminating child pornography range up to 15 years’ imprisonment and up to one year in prison for possessing such material" (10).
Nov. 15, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Yet the business is nearly always immune to policing and almost never results in a conviction. In the Philippines, there have been only two convictions for this type of abuse [live-streaming children's sexual exploitation]. All other cases are still pending. Unlike previous forms of child sexual abuse, there are no photos uploaded to the internet that police can track. Instead, the conversations are live and encrypted through Skype, and payment is made by anonymous wire transfers" (para 22-23).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. Persons who produce, use, or involve a child in making or producing pornography may receive sentences of one to five years. Distribution, promotion, transmission, offer, or display of child pornography is punishable by six months to five years. Possession or procurement of child pornography is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to three years" (para 128)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (para 174)
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the production and distribution of child pornography and provides administrative penalties to cover the sale of pornographic materials to minors. The country retains administrative penalties for child pornography. Perpetrators convicted of sexual offenses against minors receive a lifetime ban on working with children" (page 31).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography is prohibited. Pornography involving children under age 16 is considered pedophilia and punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and fines of up to 300,000 CFA francs ($520)" (page 18).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of pornography, including child pornography" (para 170)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The Pornography Law prohibits child pornography and establishes a maximum sentence of 12 years and fine of IDR six billion ($525,000) for producing or trading in child pornography" (para 167). "Fines range from IDR 250 million to seven billion ($21,800 to $612,500) and sentences from six months to 15 years with increased penalties of one-third for crimes involving minors" (para 178)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"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
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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.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).