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Opinion on preventing and combatting prostitution, trafficking for sexual exploitation of children

Opinion on preventing and combatting prostitution,  trafficking for sexual exploitation of children
Date de publication : 15/04/21
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Opinion on preventing and combatting prostitution, trafficking for sexual exploitation of children

In the opinion, the CNCDH stresses the absolute necessity of adopting a clear criminal policy against the sexual exploitation of minors.

In this opinion, the CNCDH aims not to limit the subject to solely French minors. It stresses the absolute necessity of adopting a clear criminal policy against the sexual exploitation of minors and recommends improving the identification of minors who are victims by taking better account of the diversity and causes of the phenomenon. Among the avenues proposed are the promotion of research, data collection and the training of officers, the development of cyber patrols, outreach initiatives and cooperation with Internet platforms. Building a relationship of trust with minors involved in prostitution aims to facilitate their long-term and comprehensive care. The CNCDH therefore calls for the unconditional protection of minors who are victims of sexual exploitation, in particular through immediate shelter, the appointment of a legal representative and the use, as a priority, of the most protective criminal classifications. Finally, the CNCDH recommends that prevention be strengthened, in particular through a national communication campaign.