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Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Universal jurisdiction is provided for all crimes as long as the prosecution is requested by the Attorney General and, when required, includes a complaint of the victim or offended party. Double criminality principle is not applicable for extraterritoriality.

Extradition regulation does not explicitly refer to SEC-related offences and it is necessary to refer to each of the bilateral treaties ratified by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Double criminality is required when the crime was committed in the territory of the requiring state.

SECTT Legal Checklist Democratic Republic of the Congo, 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the AU Convention on Cyber Security and the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

No

There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place.

SECTT Legal Checklist Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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