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Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The Ministry of Justice reported investigating 80 suspected traffickers, of whom the government charged and prosecuted 61 under the antitrafficking law" (30).
Dec. 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The law provided alternatives to removal to countries in which victims would face retribution or hardship, including temporary residency; the government did not report providing these services to any victims during the reporting period victims would face retribution or hardship, including temporary residency; the government did not report providing these services to any victims during the reporting period" (422).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Authorities used Section 165-1, which prohibited the transfer of individuals for the purpose of sexual exploitation, to prevent potential cases of trafficking by charging perpetrators who attempted to recruit individuals for sexual exploitation schemes abroad" (296).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Additional provisions in the law also criminalized forms of sex trafficking. Article 20 criminalized enticing or forcing a person to practice prostitution in a foreign country, with a penalty of two to 10 years’ imprisonment" (74).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Additionally, Article 217, which criminalized all transnational prostitution, could be applied to sex trafficking cases when a trafficker induced a foreign individual to engage in prostitution by force, fraud, or coercion. The article prescribed penalties of one to 10 years’ imprisonment for offenses involving such means" (85).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Law on Identifying and Assisting Victims of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, in 2014" (2)
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2

"Though pimping, sex trafficking, and running a brothel are punishable under existing Israeli law, prostitution itself remains legal." (para 7).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The Law on the entry, stay, exit and removal of foreign nationals from Cabo Verde was approved (Law No. 66/VIII/2014, 17 July; regulated by Decree-law 2/2015, 6 January) includes measures to combat, prevent and repress HT and authorizes the temporary residence of foreign nationals that were victim to crimes connected to HT, contributing to the punishment of such crimes (as victims are key witnesses)" (14).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-2

"The age of consent is 13. It is illegal to deceive or pressure anyone under 19 into having sexual intercourse. Children, however, were vulnerable to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through online recruitment or recruitment of runaway girls" (20).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The law punishes those that induce, transport, or provide housing or create the conditions for sexual exploitation and prostitution of children age 16 and under in a foreign country with a penalty if convicted of five to 12 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is age 17 or 18, the penalty for conviction is two to eight years’ imprisonmen" (12).
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Legal experts and campaigners say modern slavery legislation could lead to an increase in convictions for a crime that is notoriously hard to prosecute because victims are reluctant to testify against family members" (para. 6). "Last week’s landmark conviction resulted in a mother from Birmingham being jailed for four-and-a-half years for duping her 17-year-old daughter into travelling abroad and forcing her into marriage" (para. 7).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"The country was a destination for child sex tourism. The law imposes a penalty of five to seven years in prison for convicted child-sex tourists. There were anecdotal reports of child-sex tourism in the Granada, Rivas, Chinandega, and Managua departments; there were no officially reported cases during the year" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas may be prosecuted in the courts" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.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).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2, IRP-LAW-1

“The Committee notes that the State party has developed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015, which criminalizes the purchase of sexual services. The Committee notes that the objective of the law is to reduce the demand for sexual services, which allegedly drives trafficking and the exploitation of women and girls for purposes of prostitution. The Committee also notes that the impact o f the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 is to be reviewed three years after its implementation. However, the Committee is concerned at the lack of information on the impact of existing laws in addressing the exploitation of prostitution in the State party” (8)more
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).
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
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)