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Feb. 2, 2023, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PRN-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"In many US states including New York, revenge porn laws are stronger today than they were just a few years ago" (para 5). "Nearly all 50 states now have laws that outlaw nonconsensual pornography, or revenge porn. Most states make it a criminal offense to disseminate intimate images of someone if the defendant acted with intent to harm. In New York City, a law passed in 2017 goes even further, making it a crime to even threaten to send revenge porn. Victims can also go to family court and get a civil restraining order directing offenders to destroy the victims’ intimate images in their possession, or face arrest if they...more
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (17).
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"In the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia or Undang Undang Dasar 1945 and the related regulations, guarantee for children of economic exploitation including the worst works. In the Act of Republic Indonesia article 74 paragraph 2 number 13 year 2003 concerning manpower labour which set the worst works of child labour, considering:... The use, procuring or offering of a child for prostitution, for the production of pornography, pornographic performances or gambling" (31).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"[T]he Committee notes with concern:... The fact that victims of online gender-based violence can be prosecuted under article 27 (1) of Law No. 11/2008 on electronic information and transactions and under article 4 of Law No. 44/2008 on pornography, despite the fact that they did not consent to the dissemination of intimate content" (7). "[T]he Committee recommends that the State party:... ensure that victims of online gender-based violence cannot be prosecuted if their intimate images are distributed without their consent" (7).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The Government has taken initiatives to prevent sexual harassment in the digital realm, including with a package of initiatives against digital sexual abuse launched in 2017. For example, the maximum penalty for sharing intimate photographs or videos of others without consent has been increased from six months to a term not exceeding three years under aggravating circumstances. The maximum fine for indecent exposure such as unsolicited sharing of intimate photos of oneself has been doubled. Also, the Government has taken action to educate police personnel to better handle reports of digital sexual violations, and the police has recently launched a digital platform to make it easier to report digital sexual...more
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... practices related to child pornography; the government enforced the law, but the abuses nonetheless occurred" (28).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"With regard to sexual crimes, the Penal Code has been revised in 2009. Rape within marriage and common law union, rape of men, child pornography, youth prostitution (from the age of sixteen to eighteen), among others, have been penalized. The penalties have also been extended" (9). "The National Assembly approved the revision of the Moral Law (as part of the Penal Code) in July 2009 (S.B. 2009 No. 122). This revision is in line with UN conventions that have been ratified by Suriname, i.e.: the Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, prostitution and child pornography; the United Nations Convention against...more
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama, Panama
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation, sale, and offering for prostitution of children, in addition to child pornography…" (13).
April 5, 2022, 11:51 a.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"(29-30).
March 28, 2022, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... practices related to child pornography. Authorities generally enforced the law... The purchase, display, reproduction, or distribution of child pornography is punishable by up to three years in prison. Involving a minor in the production of pornography is punishable by up to 12 years in prison, depending on the age of the child" (14).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The criminal code... addresses various elements of child abuse, including in sections on sexual assault, rape, trafficking in persons, and child pornography" (25). "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 a prison sentence of one to five years. The distribution, promotion, transmission, offer, or display of child pornography is punishable by six months’ to five years’ imprisonment. Possession or procurement of child pornography is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to three years" (26).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Conviction of child pornography is punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years" (32).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...Censorship also extends to statements that 'threaten social stability,' and materials considered pornographic, excessively violent, derogatory to Islam, or supportive of certain Israeli government positions…" (15). "The country’s two internet service providers, both linked to the government, used a proxy server to block materials deemed inconsistent with the country’s values, as defined by the Ministry of Interior. Blocked material included pornographic websites and a wide variety of other sites deemed indecent..." (17). "...Distribution and consumption of child pornography is illegal" (30).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Individuals involving a child in pornographic events or using a child in the production of pornographic material are subject to imprisonment for up to five years…" (13).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penal code prohibits and punishes commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography" (34).
March 10, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and stipulates a penalty of four to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine…" (15).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal. The maximum penalty is 14 years in prison, a fine of FJD 25,000 ($11,400), or both for a first offense; and life imprisonment, a maximum fine of FJD 50,000 ($22,900), or both for a repeat offense, and the confiscation of any equipment used in the commission of the crime" (17-18).
Feb. 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography in all parts of the UK" (16).
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...The law prohibits pornography using children younger than 18 and stipulates a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison and a fine for violations…" (26).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography is prohibited, and pornography involving children younger than 16 is considered pedophilia and punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and fines of up to 300,000 CFA francs ($500)" (17).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...The penal code also provides for fines or up to three years in prison for the production, distribution, and possession of pornography involving children or adolescents younger than 18. Authorities can increase this penalty to 10 years in prison depending on the age of the child and the child’s relationship to the abuser. The law prohibits the publication of names, images, or audios of underage sexual abuse victims or witnesses and stipulates fines and one year in prison for offenders" (16).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is a separate offense and carries a sentence, depending on the circumstances, of up to seven years’ imprisonment, which may be increased by one-third if the perpetrator was a family member or someone in whose care the child was entrusted or if the life of the child victim was endangered" (25).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production, distribution, import, or export of child pornography" (35).
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 16 for boys and girls. The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. Authorities partially enforced the law, but exploitation of children and child prostitution remained a problem..." (17).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children younger than 18 is illegal, both in the country and abroad when committed by a citizen of the country. In both cases the punishment is either a fine or a prison sentence of up to two years. Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years. The government generally enforced the law. The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (12).
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...Both the penal code and antitrafficking laws specify penalties of two to five years’ imprisonment and fines up to 10 million ariary ($2,700) for perpetrators of child pornography. Authorities rarely enforced the provisions…" (23). "...The Ministry of Justice, collaborating with UNICEF and telecommunications companies, implemented a website called Arozaza (protect the child) that is intended to combat online sexual exploitation of minors and warn potential abusers. The website includes a form to report child endangerment or online pornography" (23).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (50).
Jan. 24, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The sale, manufacture, or distribution of all pornography, including child pornography, is prohibited, and are punishable by one year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to 200,000 DJF ($1,130)" (19).
Jan. 21, 2022, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Possession of child pornography is illegal, with penalties of two months to one year in prison and a fine of 16,000 to 30,000 ouguiyas ($444 to $833)" (17).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Amendments to the Penal Code which entered into force in January provided stricter penalties for the sexual exploitation of children... The Ministry of the Interior conducted investigative programs and worked with international partners to combat child pornography. The ministry operated a website known as Red Button for the public to report child pornography to police" (15).