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Obligations to protect and assist victims: a critical appraisal of international instruments on child sexual abuse and exploitation

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Publication date31/03/2015
Host publicationDelitos contra la libertad e indemnidad sexual de los menores
EditorsCarolina Villacampa Estiarte
PublisherThomson Reuters
Number of pages15
ISBN (print)9788490599341
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter explores the international obligations placed on states to protect and assist children in the context of child sexual exploitation. A particular focus is obligations relating to child pornography and the question of how harmonious and realistic the obligations imposed by various international instruments are. The chapter also considers what states must do to assist victims by way of offering them compensation.