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NCJ Number: 185483 Find in a Library
Title: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Implementation of Measures to Combat Child Sex Tourism
Corporate Author: European Cmssn
Date Published: May 26, 1999
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: European Cmssn
B -1150 Brussels, Belgium
Publication Number: COM(1999)262 final, 26.05.1999
Sale Source: European Cmssn
c/o European Coordination Office
Avenue R. Vandendriessche, 18
B -1150 Brussels,
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Belgium
Annotation: This document provides a reference framework for European Community action against child sex tourism, placing it in a medium- and long-term perspective.
Abstract: The document sets forth a twofold strategy: first, to reduce demand, in particular through cooperation with the tourist industry and concerned non-governmental organizations, e.g., coordination of information and awareness-raising campaigns, strengthening codes of conduct and self-regulatory schemes for the industry; second, to attack sources of supply in tourist destination countries by all appropriate means, including Community policies on external relations and development cooperation. The document discusses improving knowledge of the phenomenon of child sex tourism; strengthening the effectiveness of laws and law enforcement, including extraterritorial criminal laws; intensifying efforts to stem the flow of sex tourists from Member States; and developing measures to combat sex tourism in third countries. The report concludes that the results of efforts to combat child sex tourism are encouraging, to the extent that they reflect a firm political commitment to resolve a major social problem. However, the commercial sexual exploitation of children is still a reality which, in certain regions, appears to be worsening. Notes, appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Council of Europe; Crime specific countermeasures; Crimes against children; European Parliament; Extraterritorial jurisdiction; Foreign crime prevention; International agreements; International cooperation; Tourism-crime relationships
Note: COM(1999)262 final, 26.05.1999
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