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Latest items for TRAFF-LAW-2

July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The Ministry of Defence has developed training measures through the working group to support training and development in human rights in the framework of the development and consolidation of peace, to ensure that citizens deployed to the various peace missions will not countenance, facilitate or participate in the serious crime of human trafficking" (page 20).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"[The Committee] is concerned about: (a) That the State party remains a source country for internal and crossborder trafficking in women and children for purposes of sexual and labour exploitation as well as fraudulent internationally brokered marriage; (b) The increase in the number of trafficked girls and reports of trafficking in newborns" (6).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2

"In principle Swedish jurisdiction covers all crimes abroad that are committed by Swedish citizens or aliens habitually resident in Sweden. However, there is a requirement of double criminality, which means that the act must not be free from criminal liability under the law where the act was committed for there to be Swedish jurisdiction. Swedish law has made exceptions from the requirement for double criminality for, in principle, all sexual crimes against children. In addition, an amendment to the law in 2013 also exempted the purchase of a sexual act from a child from this requirement. On 1 July 2010 the penal provision on human trafficking was altered in order...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas may be prosecuted in the courts" (9).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The prohibition applies to Swedish peacekeepers stationed abroad, and has been implemented a number of time against military personnel exploiting women through prostitution in countries involved in armed conflict, such as in Kosovo" (page 3)."The purchase of a sexual act from a child under 18 years of age is also prohibited. 'Anyone who induces a child under the age of 18 to carry out or tolerate a sexual act in exchange for payment, shall be shall be sentenced for the purchase of a sexual act to a fine or imprisonment for at the most two years' (Penal Code, Chapter 6: Sexual Crimes, section 9). As part of the amendment to...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"A 'tier I sex offender' in Md. Code Ann., Crim. Proc....includes a person convicted of the following:...a crime committed in a federal, military, tribal, or other jurisdiction that, if committed in this State, would constitute one of the crimes listed in item...2. of this subsection; 4. any of the following federal offenses:. . .(vi) sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion under 18 U.S.C...(vii) travel with intent to engage in illicit conduct under 18 U.S.C..."(59)."(Promoting travel for commercial sexual abuse of a minor—Penalty) will receive an additional fine of $5,000 'per offense when the court finds that an internet advertisement in which the victim of the crime was described or...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann...(Unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities) criminalizes the 'knowing[] use [of] a communications system, including computers, computer networks, computer bulletin boards, cellular telephones, or any other electronic means, for the purpose of procuring or promoting the use of a minor, or a peace officer posing as a minor if the person believes that the peace officer is a minor or is wanton or reckless in that belief, for any activity in violation' of certain listed crimes, including the crimes of human trafficking pursuant to Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 529.100...more
July 26, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2, CWC-DATA-4

"Local legislation did not initially exist to respond to reports by several agencies that the Caribbean region was a trans-shipment point for trafficked persons. However, in 2011, Parliament passed the Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act which now allows prosecution in this regard" (2)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Article 206 of the Penal Code contains penalties for encouraging, inciting or manipulating a person for the purpose of prostitution. The same penalties shall apply to any person who keeps another for prostitution purposes, even with the consent of that person" (28)
June 4, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"In an effort to reduce a form of sex tourism in which foreigners, particularly Saudis and Emiratis, 'temporarily' marry young Yemeni women, the government enacted a regulation requiring MOI approval for Yemenis to marry foreigners; however, in exchange for bribes, officials continued to provide such approval" (366)
June 1, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"U.S. laws provide extraterritorial jurisdiction over child sex tourism offenses perpetrated overseas by U.S. citizens...DHS took proactive steps to prevent child sex tourism in 2014 and shared information with foreign law enforcement counterparts about registered child sex offenders prior to their travel abroad (from the United States). DHS made more than 45 child sex tourism related arrests in FY 2014...DoD issued a new policy prohibiting U.S. military personnel in South Korea from paying for companionship of employees of so-called 'juicy bars' because of the bars’ links with prostitution and sex trafficking" (357)
May 31, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"UK law allows authorities to prosecute citizens for sexual offences committed against children overseas, but the government did not report prosecuting or convicting any nationals engaged in child sex tourism abroad" (352)
May 30, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government neither made efforts to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts or forced labor, nor demonstrated efforts to prevent child sex tourism by Turkish nationals traveling abroad; furthermore, it denied child sex tourism occurred within Turkey or involving its nationals abroad" (342)
May 30, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"In an effort to prevent child sex tourism, the government denied entry to 98 known foreign sex offenders and launched a public awareness campaign warning tourists of the strict penalties for engaging in sex with minors. The government reported operating a surveillance network on child sex tourism by training business operators in high-risk areas to identify and report cases to the police" (334)
May 29, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Taiwan’s laws criminalize sexual exploitation of children by Taiwan passport holders traveling abroad, but authorities have not investigated or prosecuted any child sex tourism offenses committed abroad since 2006" (327)
May 27, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government did not report efforts to...prevent child sex tourism abroad" (326)
May 27, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Swiss authorities launched two investigations of Swiss nationals engaging in child sex tourism" (324)
May 27, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Swiss authorities launched two investigations of Swiss nationals engaging in child sex tourism" (324)
May 25, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government maintained a website designed with UNICEF to warn potential Spanish child sex tourists they could be subject to prosecution under Spanish law for criminal acts committed abroad, but no such prosecutions were reported" (315)
May 24, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government did not take any measures to decrease the prevalence of child sex tourism in Solomon Islands" (308)
May 24, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"In March 2015, authorities convicted a Singaporean man for intent to facilitate child sex tourism abroad" (304). This implies there are laws against sex tourism (ORR-CODER COMMENT)
May 23, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government took actions to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts and forced labor, but it did not report efforts to address child sex tourism by Saudi nationals abroad through any law enforcement efforts. Saudi law does not have extraterritorial coverage to prosecute Saudi nationals who commit sex tourism crimes outside of Saudi Arabia" (297(
May 21, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The government did not...report efforts to prevent child sex tourism of Qataris traveling abroad" (286). There does not appear to be any law/enforcement of Qatari citizens engaging in sex trafficking abroad (ORR-CODER COMMENT)
May 19, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"TThe government...did not take any measures to reduce child sex tourism" (276)
May 16, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Officials continued efforts to prevent child sex tourism through training sessions, partnering with the tourism chamber of commerce, and distributing awareness materials to reduce the demand for sexual exploitation of children in tourism destinations. While the government investigated some child sex tourism cases, it did not report how many child sex tourists it prosecuted or convicted, if any, and some NGOs alleged that some corrupt local officials allowed child sex tourism to occur" (246)
May 9, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Sections 14, 15, and 17 of the Sexual Offenses Act of 2006 prohibit the facilitation of child sex tourism, child prostitution, and forced prostitution, and prescribe penalties of six to 20 years’ imprisonment—penalties that are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with those prescribed for other serious offenses. However, prosecutors rarely pursue cases under these provisions of the act" (205)
May 9, 2016, 2:16 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"While Thailand displays a relatively strong criminal justice response, anti-trafficking laws limit safeguards for migrant workers. Notably, laws on freedom of association and collective bargaining do not cover foreign workers" (93).
May 6, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Israeli law prohibits Israeli nationals from engaging in child sex tourism abroad" (195)
May 5, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The most prevalent forms of modern slavery are the exploitation of foreign migrant workers in forced labour and the trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation, within Russia and abroad" (90).
Feb. 19, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The Trafficking in Persons Act, 2007 has been promulgated...The Act also criminalises the use of victims of trafficking, concealment of trafficking and the exportation and importation of persons from and into The Gambia" (25)