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Members

ECPAT Brazil is a coalition of 23 organisations working to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Brazil. The coordination of the group is shared between three organisations: Colectivo Mulher Vida (Recife), Associacao Curumins (Fortaleza) and IBISS (Rio de Janeiro). The coalition, led by the National Committee against Sexual Exploitation, has organised campaigns for the National Day against Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children under the slogan ‘Fighting Impunity and Guaranteeing Protection’.

ECPAT Brazil

Contact: Ms. Lidia Rodrigues
Phone: +55 21 22203217, +55 21 97652571
Address: Avenida General Justo, 275 sala 218 bloco B – Castelo – CEP. 20021-130 RJ – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Email: comunicacao@ecpatbrasil.org.br
Website: http://ecpatbrasil.org.br/

Facts

In the past few years the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has increased in Brazil, in part due to the mega-events which have taken place in the country (e.g. 2014 World Cup). The risk of an escalation of the situation for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games has been reported to be significant.

The project “Rio 2016: Olimpíadas dos Direitos de Crianças e Adolescentes”, carried out by the Frente Nacional de Prefeitos (FNP) with the support of the European Union, several NGOs, associations (including ECPAT) and local municipalities, will focus on the prevention of children’s rights violations during this major event.

Resources

Down to Zero Alliance
Effective Ways to Engage the Private Sector

Year: 2019

Down To Zero Alliance
Background Paper: Effective Ways of Working with the Private Sector

Year: 2019

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

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Brazil – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

ECPAT Brazil
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Brazil

Year: 2015

Download
An Analysis of Piracy Website Advertising in Brazil and Its Linkages to Child Exploitation Material

Year: 2015

Stories

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Active and passive extraterritoriality are provided for all crimes that Brazil is committed to repress on the basis of a treaty or convention or committed on Brazilian aircraft or vessels, merchant or privately owned, when in foreign territory. It is required that the offender is in Brazilian territory and that the crime is included among the extraditable ones. Double criminality requirement is also applied.

There is no detailed information on whether all SEC-related crimes are extraditable or whether the double criminality principle applies for extradition.

SECTT Legal Checklist Brazil, 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 Brazil, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

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

Brazil has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Brazil, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

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

SECTT Legal Checklist Brazil, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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