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NCJ Number: 157442 Find in a Library
Title: Review of Priority Themes: World Situation With Regard to International Traffic in Minors
Corporate Author: United Nations
Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
United Nations
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
San Jose, Costa Rica
United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Costa Rica
Annotation: This report examines international trafficking in children and adolescents, using information from governments, the United Nations Children's Fund, the Commission on Human Rights, the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, affiliated agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.
Abstract: In this report "traffic in minors" is defined as "the transfer, for illicit purposes, of a minor or adolescent from one country to another or within the same country, separating the individual from his or her family group for the purpose of adoption, exploitation in employment, exploitation in prostitution, exploitation in pornography, organ removal, or enlistment in military or paramilitary armed forces, for profit or for any other benefit to the perpetrator or to any person, group of persons, or organization." In examining the legal framework for countering each of these types of trafficking in minors, this report reviews international activities, regional activities, and national activities. Each type of trafficking is documented regionally to assess the scale of the problem, and the legal measures taken and their effectiveness are considered. The report concludes with 11 recommendations for consideration by the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. 15 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Pornography; Crime in foreign countries; Juvenile prostitution; Labor laws; Prostitution across international borders
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