Assessing 'The Code of Conduct' for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

Innocenti Discussion Papers 2012-01


Assessing 'The Code of Conduct' for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism
  • Format
  • Date of Publication
    • 2012
  • Pages
    • 50
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 656U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

Sexual exploitation and abuse of children remains a worldwide problem. Despite a variety of national and international laws, including the introduction of extra-territorial legislation, there are still men and women who sexually abuse children at home and abroad. When tourism facilities are used by those who exploit children, the facility owners and managers are indirectly and unintentionally benefiting from these crimes. This has led to increasing recognition of the potential role of the travel and tourism sector in addressing this problem. The findings of this research are presented in two parts, covering four main themes. These are the effectiveness of The Code, and the strengths, weaknesses, lessons and gaps, which covers: i) the institutional arrangements for The Code; ii) membership of The Code; and iii) the implementation of the six Code criteria. Within the final category, special attention is paid to the reporting and monitoring of Code implementation.

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Thematic area

Child Protection   /  Convention on the Rights of the Child   /  Rights of the Child   /  Social Policies   / 

Thesaurus

codes   /  participatory impact assessment   /  sex tourism   /  sexual abuse   /  sexual exploitation   /  tourism   /