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Handbook on the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Document number
2334
Date
2009
Title
Handbook on the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography
Author/publisher
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Guidelines/Recommendations, Research/Study/Analysis, Training Material/Resources,
Keywords
Child Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child protection systems, Family reunification, Guardian, Family Tracing, Age Assessment, Freedom from Detention, Interim Care, Integration, Adoption,
Summary
The content is based largely on the experience of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the treaty monitoring body established by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to review progress made by States Parties on implementing the CRC and its Optional Protocols. The handbook also draws from the reports of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and from a 2009 discussion paper by Ugo Cedrangolo titled ‘The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and the Jurisprudence of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’. Data are also taken from studies by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that tackle the issues addressed in this handbook. The text is also informed by research done by other United Nations bodies and by UNICEF, particularly studies done by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre on the general measures of implementation of the CRC, child trafficking and the exploitation of children in travel and tourism.
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