Thursday, September 30, 2010

141 Nations are Now Parties to CRC Optional Protocol on Child Prostitution

Malta is the latest country to ratify the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.  The treaty is one of two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It extends the obligations of States parties to guarantee the protection of children from sale, pornography and prostitution, through explicit prohibition of these acts in their laws.  Malta's ratification brings the number of state parties to 141.

(Adapted from a UN Press Release)

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