Iran's Penal Policy on Children and Juvenile Victims of Sex Tourism

Masoud Akbari, Fatemeh Ghanad
2014 Faṣlnāmah-i Pizhūhish-i Huqūq-i Kiyfarī  
Abstrct Children and juvenile sex tourism has nowadays become one of the most profitable transnational organized criminal practices, which as a new type of child and juvenile victimization in the world, became a manifestation of modern slavery of children and minors. This practice involves the abuse and prostitution of children and minors, their forced employment in brothels and their sexual exploitation, as well as and providing venues sexual engagement and pleasure of travelers coming mainly
more » ... lers coming mainly from the industrial and developed countries. Due to the lack of children's capacity to consent, child sex tourism is considered an acute and inhumane phenomenon against which a global consensus and firm determination has been formed. This paper is an effort to draw attention to the status of sex tourism, and, in this context, describe the victimization of children and juveniles as a modern type of sexual exploitation and overview Iran's legislative criminal policy measures, along with its strengths and weaknesses.
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