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Topic: Child Trafficking


COSTA RICAN CONGRESS DISALLOWED CHANGES TO A CURRENT LAW

April 6, 2001 · 

The Costa Rican Congress disallowed changes to a current law that would have allowed for telephone interventions in cases related to the production and distribution of child pornography, trafficking of children’s organs and the sexual exploitation of children. Costa Rica has been heavily criticised both by the United Nations and NGOs for the growing levels […]

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Japan Pushes For Ratification Of Ilo Treaty

April 3, 2001 · 

Japan is pushing to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s treaty banning the worst forms of child labour during its current session of Parliament, which would make it the 68th country to ratify the 1999 pact. The ILO treaty bans forced labour of children and prevents employers from using children for prostitution, the production of pornography […]

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16,000 CHILDREN SEXUALLY EXPLOITED, UNICEF SAYS

April 1, 2001 · 

Some 16,000 children in Mexico are sexually exploited through networks involving military, police, government and  business officials and foreigners, UNICEF reports, revealing that child trafficking yields $7 billion in profits annually. The “weakness of legal controls” and poverty have made Mexico a paradise of prostitution and child pornography, according to a recent UNICEF report produced […]

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Sexual Abuse, Sexual Exploitation, and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Indonesia

January 1, 2001 · 

This is an extract of a report prepared for Indonesia, which commissioned a study on the situation of the children in especially difficult circumstances covering the issue of child labour, street children and sexually exploited children. The Indonesian version of this report was published soon. Mohamman farid, the author of this report has given his consent to this extracted version.

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South African Child Sex Industry Growing Rapidly

December 7, 2000 · 

Cape Town, South Africa – Child sex was a lucrative market in Gauteng and the Western Cape, with children as young as four-years-old being sold into the international racket, Molo Songololo, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) said. The research report was undertaken by the Cape Town-based NGO dealing with children’s issues, and is endorsed by the […]

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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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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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NEW BILL TOUGHENS LAWS ON TRAFFICKERS

October 1, 2000 · 

The House and Senate approved a measure that toughens laws against the trafficking of women and children for prostitution and sweatshop labor and helps states and localities fight domestic violence. The passing of this bill is a step forward in the fight against trafficking and child prostitution. The bill establishes specific laws against trafficking The […]

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China Wakes to Horror of Human Trafficking

May 3, 2000 · 

BEIJING -China has launched a massive police operation against trafficking in women and children, pulling back the curtain on a problem it once told its people and the world it had eradicated on the 1950s.

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