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Commission discusses Child Protection

Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCEW) has discussed to prepare the reports about child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography in Laos to submit to the committee.

The commission also is preparing to welcome the special rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution and child pornography to visit Laos in the end of November.

The meeting took place in Vientiane yesterday, and was attended by Vice President of NCEW who is also the Minister to the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Alounkeo Kittikhoun.

During the meeting, officials from relevant sectors discussed and prepared reports to submit to the NCEW before submitting to the key committee.

According to the convention on the rights of child entry into force in 1990 to protect the rights of children in Laos, the convention's article 11 mentioned that states parties should take measures to combat the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad and promote the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements or accession to existing agreements.

Meanwhile, article 16 mentioned that no child should be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.

Article 34 mentioned states parties should undertake to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

For these purposes, states parties shall in particular take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent the inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity.

As well as to prevent the exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices, and the exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

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