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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).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law establishes penalties for child prostitution, child pornography, child sexual exploitation, and indecent exhibition of a child. It defines a 'child' as anyone younger than age 18..." (13).
Jan. 13, 2022, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...The law provides for sentences of two to 10 years in prison for statutory rape and three to eight years in prison for child pornography..." (11).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Possession of child pornography is a crime. 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 ($27,600). Police continued to crack down on this crime" (20).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial exploitation of children and child pornography and defines purchasing commercial sex acts from a child as a trafficking offense...The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines of from 50,000 to five million pesos ($935 to $93,500), depending on the gravity of the offense" (29).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... practices related to child pornography. Penalties for sexual exploitation of children under the criminal code range from two years’ to life imprisonment and fines from 9,550 dirhams ($1,000) to 344,000 dirhams ($36,100)" (33).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There are no laws regarding pornopgraphy" (1).
Jan. 4, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"All states and territories criminalize the possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. Maximum penalties for these offenses range from four to 21 years’ imprisonment. Federal laws criminalize using a 'carriage service' (for example, the internet) for the purpose of possessing, producing, and supplying child pornography. The maximum penalty for these offenses is 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of A$275,000 ($186,000), or both" (14). "As noted by the International Labor Organization, the use, procuring or offering of a child age 16 and 17 for the production of pornography or pornographic performances is not prohibited in New South Wales. In Queensland it remains unclear whether children ages 16 and 17 can...more
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. November 2017 amendments to the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act (CYSEPA) stipulate a perpetrator who films an underage person engaging in sexual intercourse or obscene acts or produces pictures, photographs, films, videotapes, compact discs, electronic signals, or other objects that show an underage person engaging in sexual intercourse or obscene acts, shall be subject to imprisonment for between one and seven years, and could face a maximum fine of NT$1.0 million ($32,600)" (13).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, abduction, and trafficking of children 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. Local girls and foreign children were subjected to sex trafficking within the country" (10).
Dec. 16, 2021, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Buying sexual services from a child younger than 18 is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison. Forcing a child into prostitution is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison. The law prohibits child pornography. The statute of limitations does not apply to sexual crimes against children. The government generally enforced the law" (28).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"In April 2018 a court in Petrozavodsk acquitted renowned historian of the gulag and human rights activist Yuriy Dmitriyev of child pornography charges" (16). Criminal charges for child pornography indicate that it is ilegal (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "The law prohibits... practices related to child pornography" (57). "The law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, and possession with intent to distribute child pornography, but possession without intent to distribute is not prohibited by law. Manufacture and distribution of pornography involving children younger than age 18 are punishable by two to eight years in prison or three to 10 years in prison if children younger than 14 are involved" (58). "Roskomnadzor has the...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16. The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"By law sexual relations with a minor younger than 13, with an 'especially vulnerable' person, or with a minor younger than 16 when the perpetrator is a relative or guardian, are punishable with a mandatory sentence of 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits the forced prostitution and corruption of minors. Penalties range from 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment in cases of forced labor and some forms of sex trafficking of women and girls. The law requires a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute child sex trafficking. The law prohibits the production and sale of child pornography and establishes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (28).more
Dec. 2, 2021, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2, PRN-LAW-1

"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 minimum age of consent is 16 in the Netherlands, Curacao, and Aruba and 15 in Sint Maarten. The Netherlands is a source country of child sex tourists. The government ran campaigns to encourage travelers to report suspicions of child sex tourism. An offender can be tried in the Netherlands even if the offense takes place abroad" (14).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the possession of child pornography (by downloading) and accessing such material (by streaming). Authorities enforced the law" (39).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law allows the banning, seizure, censorship, or restriction of written, visual, or musical materials if authorities determine that such materials threaten the stability of the state, contravene moral norms, are pornographic, show excessive or gratuitous sex" (12). " The law is ambiguous regarding employment of persons ages 16 to 18 in the production of pornography" (24).
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal. The production, possession, storage, or importation of child pornography involving children younger than 15 is punishable by three months’ to 10 years’ imprisonment. During the year police conducted several operations against child pornography and alleged pedophiles" (16).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...The National Center for the Fight against Child Pornography, part of the National Police, monitored websites for crimes involving child pornography" (8). "Authorities enforced laws prohibiting sexual exploitation, the sale of children, offering or procuring a child for prostitution, and practices related to child pornography..." (16).
Nov. 11, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercialization of child pornography. Offenders convicted of producing or possessing child pornography materials for the purpose of selling, leasing, or distributing for profit are subject to a maximum of seven years’ imprisonment. In addition anyone who possesses child pornography may be fined up to 20 million won ($16,600)"(22).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law imposes seven to 15 years’ imprisonment for involving minors younger than 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 younger than 16 is punishable by two to five years in prison" (29). "The use of minors in forced labor, drug trafficking, prostitution, pornography, or the organ trade is punishable by seven to 15...more
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits producing or disseminating child pornography and stipulates a prison sentence of up to two years as well as a fine for violations" (57).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits 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 younger than age of 13, the length of imprisonment is five to nine years. The law also penalizes knowingly possessing child pornography" (17).
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"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. Authorities enforced the law, and cases were rare. Penalties for the sexual exploitation of children range from five years’ to life imprisonment" (10).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"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…" (45).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, distribution, dissemination, or sale of child pornography is illegal, and a conviction carries a sentence of three to 10 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The annual report of the National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL), the government’s data protection authority, showed a significant decrease in the number of requests made to authorities to remove online terrorist- and child-pornography-related content. Central Office for the Fight against Crime Related to Information and Communication Technology issued 25,474 withdrawal requests between March 2018 and February 2019, a decrease of 27 percent from the previous year. Of these... 91 percent [were] child pornography" (10). The government removal of pornography on the internet indicates that it is illegal to post it online (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "There are laws against child abuse, including against ...child pornography. The government actively...more
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation, sale, offering, or procuring children for prostitution and practices related to child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (24).
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Sexual exploitation of children, adolescents, and other vulnerable persons is punishable by four to 10 years in prison. The law defines sexual exploitation as child sex trafficking, sexual activity, production of child pornography, and public or private sex shows. The government enforced the law unevenly. The law sets a minimum age of 14 for consensual sex, with the penalty for statutory rape ranging from eight to 15 years in prison" (21). "The law criminalizes child pornography. The creation of child pornography carries a prison sentence of up to eight years and a fine. The penalty for possession of child pornography is up to four years in prison and a fine....more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"...Penalties for indecent assault, including child pornography, range from five to 20 years in prison..." (26).