Legal Checklist – Key Legal Interventions to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

Despite 20 years of efforts, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe and out-paced every attempt to respond at the international and national level. The results of the first comprehensive Global Study on SECTT confirm that no region is untouched by this crime and no country is ‘immune’. The Global Study also provides recommendations on how national legal frameworks can be used to combat SECTT.

Based on the Global Study the below checklist has been composed for governments with suggestions for legal interventions they may consider to adopt – if they have not done so already – to improve their national legal frameworks to address SECTT along with its online elements more effectively.

This has already been endorsed in Southeast Asia, in August 2019. Read more here.

An explanatory note is attached to this document for further reference.