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Argentina

Members

Comité Argentino de Seguimiento y Aplicación de la Convención Internacional sobre los Derechos del Niño (CASACIDN) is a coalition of civil society organisations working to promote the rights of children and adolescents. It was established in 1991 and became part of the ECPAT International network in 2007. The main objectives of the committee are to disseminate information on the CRC and mobilise communities to effectively protect the rights of children.

Comité Argentino de Seguimiento y Aplicación de la Convención Internacional sobre los Derechos del Niño (CASACIDN)

Contact: Ms. Nora Schulman
Phone: +54 11 49510810
Address: Alsina 1905, Piso 5º Dpto. C Balvanera ( Comuna 3 ), CABA
Email: casacidn@casacidn.org.ar
Website: https://casacidn.org.ar/

Facts

Argentina is considered to be a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes and forced labour.

Argentina ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990 as well as its three Optional Protocols in 2002, 2003 and 2015 respectively.

Resources

ECPAT International
The Americas – Overview of Child Protection Standards for Travel and Tourism

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Argentina – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

No detailed information is provided on extraterritoriality for SEC crimes or the applicability of the double criminality principle.

Extradition applies only to offences with a punishment of imprisonment to which the semi sum of the minimum and maximum years is at least of one year, which means some SEC-related offences are excluded. Furthermore, the double criminality requirement is applied for extradition.

SECTT Legal Checklist Argentina, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

No

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks nor legislation prohibiting convicted sex offenders to hold positions involving or facilitating contact with children.

SECTT Legal Checklist Argentina, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Argentina has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Argentina has also ratified the Council of Europe’s Budapest Convention.

Argentina has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Convention.

SECTT Legal Checklist Argentina, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

Argentina has implemented a national code for child protection in travel and tourism as a non-binding requirement for industry operators.

SECTT Legal Checklist Argentina, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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