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Cape Verde


Established in January 1998, Associação Crianças Desfavorecidas (ACRIDES) is a network organization based in Cape Verde working to promote the rights and responsibilities of children. With 7 network members, the organization primarily focuses on education, health, and social protection initiatives conducted at local and national levels.  


Contact: Isildo Emanuel Timas Barbosa
Phone: (+238) 585 26 26
Address: 21 Rua José Goncalves,
144C-Fazenda, Praia, Cape Verde


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Extraterritorial jurisdiction applies to some listed SEC related offences committed abroad if the perpetrator is found in Cape Verde and cannot be extradited. The principle of double criminality is not required.

There is no specific provision on the extradition of SEC related offences in Cape Verdean legislation but most of them are considered extraditable as they fulfil the principle of severity of the punishment. The principle of double criminality is required for proceeding with extradition as a general rule. Note that extradition will be rejected if the crime was committed in Cape Verdean territory.

Criminal Code Code of Criminal Procedure Law on the general principles of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters, 2003, 2005, 2011

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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