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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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities endeavored to enforce the law...The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines from 50,000 to five million pesos ($1,120 to $111,500), depending on the gravity of the offense" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the authorities effectively enforced the law" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also created specific offenses such as sexual grooming of a child (gaining the trust of a child, or of a person who takes care of the child, for the purpose of sexual activity with the child) and child pornography" (15).