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April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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"Distribution and consumption of child pornography is illegal" (p. 26).
April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.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. The law also prohibits adults from using deceit, abuse of power, or the vulnerability of a teenager to have sex with a minor under 18" (p. 15).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
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"Individuals who contact children under the age of 13 through the internet for the purpose of sexual exploitation face imprisonment of one to three years" (p. 13). It can be so related to pornography practices (JSM - coder comment).
April 20, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
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"The penal code criminalizes using a minor 'to prepare any type of pornographic material' as well as producing, selling, distributing, displaying, or facilitating the production, sale, dissemination, or exhibition of 'any type' of child pornography by 'any means.' The penalty 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" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the sale of children, offering or procuring a child for child prostitution, and practices related to child pornography… The law also prohibits child pornography, which carries a maximum penalty of six years’ imprisonment and maximum fine of SRD 50,000 ($6,667). Violations are punishable by prison terms of up to 12 years" (13-14).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
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"The law prohibits participating in, facilitating, or purchasing materials containing child pornography and provides for prison sentences of up to 16 years for violations" (p. 25).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
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"The law prohibits the use of children under 18 for exhibitions or performances of a sexual nature or in the production of pornography" (p. 24).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
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"[Hong Kong] The law makes it an offense to possess, produce, copy, import, or export pornography involving a child under the age of 18 or to publish or cause to be published any advertisement that conveys or is likely to be understood as conveying the message that a person has published, publishes, or intends to publish any child pornography. Authorities generally enforced the law. The penalty for creation, publication, or advertisement of child pornography is eight years’ imprisonment, while possession carries a penalty of five years’ imprisonment" (page 115). "[Macau] The law prohibits child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children, with harsher penalties for aggravated cases" (page 136).more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
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"Côte d’Ivoire ratified the following three protocols: ... (iii) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography on 7 September 2011" (25).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
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"The penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 is 13 to 16 years in prison" (p. 24).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.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 a maximum of 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 a maximum of five years’ imprisonment and a larger fine. Knowingly making, trading, distributing, or displaying objectionable material can receive a maximum of 14 years’ imprisonment. In addition, a body corporate can be fined up to NZ$200,000 ($137,000)"...more
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
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"Child pornography is illegal, and penalties range from one to six years in prison" (p. 12).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities made some efforts to enforce the law through investigations and prosecutions" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
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"The law prohibits, with fines or imprisonment for up to two years, the payment, or promise to pay or render consideration of another type, for prostitution involving a child under the age of 18. The law prohibits child pornography, which is punishable by up to two years in prison. The law criminalizes statutory rape with incarceration for one to 16 years" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
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"The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (p. 12).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
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"Child pornography is illegal and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment. Amendments to the penal code passed in May criminalize commercial sexual exploitation of children and participation in or use, distribution, and storing of sexually exploitative materials with children, and some forms of internal child trafficking" (12).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
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"For conviction of 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" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
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"The law also prohibits child pornography, punishable with 10- to 15-year sentences" (p. 21).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
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"Commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography are punishable by no fewer than five years’ imprisonment… Authorities do not charge minors… Soliciting a child for prostitution is prohibited" (15-16).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
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"Child pornography is a crime. Penalties for producing child pornography range from 541 days to five years in prison" (p. 11).
April 1, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
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"Throughout the kingdom the law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children as well as production, possession, and distribution of child pornography, and authorities enforced the law... The Netherlands is a source country of child sex tourists. The government of the Netherlands continued to implement the 2015-18 National Program against Child Pornography and Child Sex Tourism. The government ran campaigns to encourage travelers to report signals of child sex tourists. A reporting website received 76 notifications in both 2015 and 2016" (p. 13).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation, sale, offering or procuring for prostitution, and practices related to child pornography" (48).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
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"The law prohibits child pornography and using a child for public entertainment of an immoral or harmful nature. The maximum penalty for conviction of engaging in child pornography is 14 years in prison, while those found guilty of procuring a child for public entertainment are liable to a fine of 100,000 MWK ($133) and imprisonment of seven years" (para 101).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
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"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 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. In especially serious cases, offenders were to be sentenced to 10 years or more in prison or given a life sentence in addition to a fine or confiscation of property. Persons found disseminating obscene books, magazines, films, audio or video...more
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
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"The law imposes seven to 15 years’ imprisonment for involving minors under 16 in pornographic acts. The punishment may increase to 20 to 30 years or death under aggravating circumstances. The law does not criminalize the possession of pornography, but it punishes the production or circulation of any kind of obscene graphic material with three months’ to one year’s imprisonment and a fine. The offer, provision, or sale of obscene or pornographic material to minors under 16 is punishable with two to five years in prison. Child trafficking across international borders is punishable with seven to 15 years’ imprisonment" (P. 23).
March 27, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Finland
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"The law prohibits purchase of sexual services from minors and covers 'grooming' (enticement of a child), including in a virtual environment or through mobile telephone contacts" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
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"The purchase of sexual services from a person under the age of 18 is illegal" (p. 11).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law, although girls continued to be exploited in prostitution in exchange for money, food, and school fees" (26). "The penalty for conviction of child pornography is up to five years’ imprisonment" (26).
March 22, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
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"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the sale of children, the offering or procuring of a child for child prostitution, and practices related to child pornography… Penalties for the sexual exploitation of children range from five years’ to life imprisonment. The minimum legal age for consensual sex is 16" (10).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The MJPO [Ministry of Justice and Public Order], in order to pave the way for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, promoted, inter alia, the following measures: … d) Enactment of the Prevention and Combating of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography Law, 2014 [L.91(I)/2014], transposing Directive 2011/93/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on Combating Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children, and Child Pornography, replacing the Council Framework-Decision 2004/68/JHA" (15).