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Appendix B: Lessons Learned from International Efforts to Respond to Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors
Pages 407-412

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From page 407...
... Notably, many countries, including the United States, have responded by advancing a three-pronged framework that includes government efforts to criminalize and prosecute commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, to provide assistance to victims and survivors, and to develop prevention measures. The similarities among various countries' responses are not surprising given that the Trafficking Protocol establishes this threepart framework.
From page 408...
... The committee believes the legal provisions cited below provide examples of noteworthy responses to the abuse of children and adolescents through commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The committee reiterates its belief that the pressing needs of minors who are at risk of or suffer such exploitation demand that policy makers and advocates in the United States not limit themselves to ideas that arise in this country.
From page 409...
... : "Each Party shall take the necessary measures to ensure the co-ordination on a national or local level between the different agencies in charge of the protection from, the prevention of and the fight against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, notably the edu cation sector, the health sector, the social services and the law-enforcement and judicial authorities." CPCASE Article 9: "1  ach Party shall encourage the participation of children, according to E their evolving capacity, in the development and the implementation of state policies, programmes or others initiatives concerning the fight against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.   2  ach Party shall encourage the private sector, in particular the infor E mation and communication technology sector, the tourism and travel industry and the banking and finance sectors, as well as civil society, to participate in the elaboration and implementation of policies to prevent sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children and to implement internal norms through self-regulation or co-regulation.
From page 410...
... : "Each Party shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to prevent or prohibit the dissemination of materials advertising the offences established in accordance with this Convention."
From page 411...
... Such a period shall be sufficient for the person concerned to recover and escape the influ ence of traffickers and/or to take an informed decision on cooperating with the competent authorities." During this time, assistance must be provided to victims as set forth in Article 12 of CATHB. Ensuring That Children Are Treated as Victims CATHB Article 26: "Each Party shall, in accordance with the basic prin ciples of its legal system, provide for the possibility of not imposing penal ties on victims for their involvement in unlawful activities, to the extent that they have been compelled to do so." CPCASE Article 14(1)

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