The Council of Europe's Lanzarote Convention to protect children against sexual exploitation and abuse [Infographic]

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Council of Europe
Date published: 
16 Oct 2019

On the 15th October 2019 Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

The Lanzarote Convention is the most ambitious and comprehensive international legal instrument on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse and covers all possible kinds of sexual offences against children, including such abuse committed in the home or family, with or without the use of force, coercion or threats. The convention also criminalises the solicitation of children for sexual purposes ("grooming") and sexual exploitation of children in the context of travel and tourism. It requests countries to ensure that the statute of limitation for initiating proceedings regarding sexual offences against children continues for enough time to allow for the efficient start of proceedings after the victim has reached majority age.

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