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Topic: Child Abuse Crimes


WTO Inquires About Child Exploitation in Tourism

December 7, 2000 · 

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sought details from Pakistan about child abuse/ exploitation in the tourism industry as well as the steps that are being taken by the government to stop this practice. In an official letter to the government, WTO Secretary- General, Francesco Frangialli made inquiries specifically about child prostitution and child abuse […]

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Paedophile's Light Sentence Weakens Crackdown

December 7, 2000 · 

A provincial court handed former school headmaster Jon Keeler a relatively light sentence of three years – even though Cambodian law calls for 10 to 20 years in prison for the charge of debauchery with a minor. The sentence drew outrage from many child protection activists, who wanted a strong message from the courts. The […]

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Australian child sex tourists target Fiji

December 6, 2000 · 

Recent reports show Australian child sex tourists are targetting Fiji in the wake of this year’s civil unrest. Australians have been identified as the main culprits in Fiji’s burgeoning child sex tourism industry. The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has called for tougher laws against child sexual abuse.

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Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Detention Centres

December 5, 2000 ·  , ECPAT-USA

Claims of child sexual abuse and child rape in the South Australia Woomera Detention Centre, detaining illegal immigrants, continue to surface. Allegations include that a 12 year-old boy was sold for sex by his father to other refugee detainees in return for cigarettes. The father is also accused of raping his son in February or March 2000. A former nurse at the privately run centre alleges the abuse was not investigated and was covered up. The child was not examined in hospital and the case was not referred to any external agency.

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Cambodia Cracks Down on Offenders

December 4, 2000 · 

On November 22 2000, Jon Keeler was sentenced to three years imprisonment in a Cambodian prison. British born Keeler, a Director of a Phnom Penh English school, had been caught taken pornographic films of young girls in a public park. On sentencing, Keeler shouted abuse, saying he had paid the judge and prosecutor for his […]

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Tourism Code Breaks New Ground

December 2, 2000 · 

In October this year the tourism industry and European ECPAT groups met to- discuss establishing a code of conduct on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in tourism. This expert meeting was the culmination of a year’s project to set up an international code with the tourism industry. The expert meeting included participants from […]

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EVENTS MARK AIDS 'CATASTROPHE'

December 2, 2000 · 

More than a million children are living with HIV/AIDS As people around the globe hold events to mark World Aids Day, President Bill Clinton has warned that the disease has reached catastrophic proportions in many parts of the world. He said the spread of Aids was so severe in some regions, it had become a […]

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ECPAT Newsletter Dear Supporters….

December 1, 2000 · 

Autumn 2000 has seen some major developments for ECPAT. In September the Home Secretary announced amendments to the Register of Sex Offenders which included ECPAT’s concerns that British sex offenders are not required to register addresses they intend to travel to overseas and can consequently escape registration. This issue has now been addressed in the […]

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SOUTH ASIA – MAIN ISSUE

October 15, 2000 · 

by Sutthida Malikaew The trafficking of children for sexual purposes is an immense problem in South Asian countries. Bangladesh and Nepal are the dominant source countries for trafficking within the region. Estimates vary, but a safe estimation is that several thousand Bangladeshi girls are trafficked out of the country each year. Destination countries include India, […]

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EASTERN EUROPE – MAIN ISSUE

October 10, 2000 · 

The trafficking of children for sexual purposes is reaching alarming dimensions in Eastern Europe. The most worrying fact is that the trafficking is carried out by well-organised and powerful international criminal networks. Furthermore, recent reports indicate that Eastern European women are being marketed and sold over the internet by criminal gangs which then smuggle them […]

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