Child Sexual Abuse Material: Model Legislation & Global Review

This groundbreaking report, often referred to as ICMEC’s Rule of Law project, analyzes child sexual abuse material (CSAM) legislation in 196 countries around the world, and offers a “menu” of concepts to be considered when drafting anti-CSAM legislation. First released in April 2006, the report is currently in its 9th edition.

The latest edition’s findings show that since inception150 countries have refined or implemented new anti-CSAM legislation,140 countries criminalize simple CSAM possession, 125 countries define CSAM, and only 32 countries require ISP reporting of suspected CSAM.

For a brief overview of the 9th edition click here.