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  1. Assessment of risk of recidivism of sex offenders must improve

    In the Netherlands, assessing the risk of a sex offender committing a new offense is not done according to the best available ...

    News item | 27-10-2017 | 14:59

  2. Herman Bolhaar is new National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

    Mr. LL.M. H.J. (Herman) Bolhaar has been appointed the new Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual ...

    News item | 05-10-2017 | 11:00

  3. Reliable estimate reflects true numbers of victims of human trafficking

    Today the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence Against Children and the United Nations ...

    News item | 28-09-2017 | 14:00

  4. Child pornography continues to haunt victims

    For the first time, research has been conducted into the experiences of victims of child sexual abuse material. One hundred and ...

    News item | 26-09-2017 | 14:00

  5. Sentencing in child sexual abuse cases often unpredictable

    Judges in child sexual abuse cases do not sufficiently explain how they determine their sentences. Judges name a variety of ...

    News item | 09-12-2016 | 11:00

  6. National Rapporteur: measures to protect minors against paid sex must also be targeted at clients

    Having sex for payment with a child aged sixteen or seventeen is a criminal offence in the Netherlands. The maximum sentence for ...

    News item | 18-11-2016 | 10:15

  7. Vulnerability up close. An exploratory study into the vulnerability of children to human trafficking

    The National Rapporteur is concerned about the position of Roma children, Syrian child brides and children living illegally in ...

    News item | 12-10-2016 | 17:43

  8. Damages for possession of child pornography: legal possibilities and practical obstacles

    July’s Chronicle, the journal of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM), featured an ...

    News item | 02-08-2016 | 11:16

  9. Words matter: a more effective protection of children from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse by improving terminology

    A global Interagency Working Group released the ‘Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation ...

    News item | 14-06-2016 | 17:21

  10. Global Study finds sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism is increasing and occurring in every part of the world

    A two-year Global Study initiated by ECPAT International and financed by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs published today ...

    News item | 12-05-2016 | 11:14