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Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes: Model Legislation & Global Review

(ICMEC) Prompted by the increasing number of cases of online grooming of children and relative lack of awareness of the growing issue, this original report analyzes legislation related to the online grooming of children for sexual purposes in 196 countries around the world. The report includes sections regarding definitions; offenses; and sanctions and sentencing, followed by an overview of related regional and international law, a discussion of implementation and good initiatives, and a global review of country-specific legislation that evaluates national legislation against 5 core criteria.

Framing Implementation: A Supplement to Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review

(ICMEC) Developed as a supplement to Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review, this unique review looks at whether the 161 countries having anti-child pornography legislation in place as of the release of the 8th Edition of the Model Legislation report are taking steps to support their national legislation. ICMEC assessed implementation efforts using a menu of concepts – 7 benchmarks – that represent well-rounded national responses. The report contains a detailed explanation of the benchmarks along with country-specific information.

Legislation, Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belarus, Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan, Russia, United States of America

Missing Children Assessment and Recommendations Best Practices Guide

2016

(ICMEC) This report was undertaken within the scope of a grant from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, with a focus on the issues of missing and exploited children. This report reviews current legislation, policies, and best practices related to missing children in six countries: Belarus, Canada, Finland, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. While not representative of a single region, ICMEC reviewed legislation, policies, and practices in Russia and the United States (per the terms of the grant) along with a sampling of countries nearby to each, including post-Soviet countries and others, in an effort to review a variety of approaches and possible scenarios. The report contains country-specific information – including legislation, policies, and practices – along with a gap analysis and recommendations for developing and strengthening existing mechanisms in each of these countries.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America

A Statistical Analysis of Applications Made in 2008 under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: National Reports (Part III)

2011

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) This report analyzes national results compiled by the third statistical survey into the operation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conducted by the Centre of International Family Law Studies at Cardiff University Law School in collaboration with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Access

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Access draws from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 13 Contracting States to the 1980 Hague Convention - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America - and also from additional reports specifically on enforcement in the following 8 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Canada

Canada: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on Canada’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States of America

Good Practice Report: Handling Hague Abduction Convention Return Applications

2002

(NCMEC) This report is meant to be an objective analysis of the procedures and systems of 7 of the states with the highest Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction caseloads: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The report aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each State, offer practical recommendations for reform in the countries investigated, and offer possible models to those States considering accession to the Hague Convention. This Good Practice report is designed for use by Central Authorities, legal professionals, judges, and Contracting States as a guide for improved practice; newly Contracting states as a guide for establishing good practices; and legislators, parents, and interested parties to enact and implement improvements within their own countries.

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