Legislation of INTERPOL member
states on sexual offences against children
In order to set up a base document
regarding legislation of the member countries of the International Criminal
Police Organization-INTERPOL on child sex abuse, we asked member countries to
provide us with a summary of the applicable legal texts regarding these offences.
You will find attached the replies
we have received, country by country, and in one of the official INTERPOL languages
chosen by the country (Arabic, English, French or Spanish)
The legislation contained herein
is not always an official translation of the law. Whilst every care bas been
taken to ensure accuracy, no guarantee is given that the material is free from
error or omission. Judicial decisions and amendments may have affected the validity
of the laws included.
The answers have been classified
under the following headings:
- Ages for legal purposes
- Other forms of child
- Child prostitution
- Child pornography
- Extra-territorial legislation
Some legislation makes specific
reference to child prostitution and child pornography. If this is not the case,
extracts are given concerning prostitution or pornography in general, if available.
The parts highlighted in italics correspond
to the last updates of the document.