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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, A/HRC/22/54, 24 December 2012

III. Protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism

C. Responses to combat child sex tourism

3. Protection and support of child victims

64. In some countries, where detention is still being regarded as an appropriate way of protecting child victims of sexual abuse, children under 18 involved in prostitution or pornography cases are considered delinquent and put in detention centres. In some countries where homosexuality is an offence, a sexually exploited boy under 18 may also be punished by law for homosexual relations (A/65/221, para. 57). Providing child victims of CST with legal support is therefore crucial.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRSaleofChildren-2012-eng