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Czech Republic

Resources

ECPAT International
Czechia (Czech Republic) – Country Overview

Year: 2019

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ECPAT International
Access to Justice and Remedies Research: Access to Compensation

Year: 2017

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Indicators

Age of Consent

No

Age of sexual consent is 15 years. The national legislation does not provide for a close-in-age exemption

ECO Czech Republic, 2019

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Active and passive extraterritoriality provided for SEC crimes including crimes committed abroad by or against stateless people residing in the Czech Republic. Double criminality is required. Subsidiary universal jurisdiction is provided for foreign offenders who have committed a crime abroad and are in Czech territory.

Extradition of nationals is prohibited but provided for SEC crimes committed by foreigners. It is unclear whether double criminality is required for extradition cases.

ECO Czech Republic, 2019

CSAM Definition

Partial

The national legislation provides a definition which is partially in line with international standards. In particular, it is unclear whether it includes non-visual material. The definition provided does not include computer/digitally generated CSAM including realistic images of non-existing children.

ECO Czech Republic, 2019

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Partial

The Czech Republic has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

The Czech Republic has also ratified the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

The Czech Republic has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics.

ECO Czech Republic, 2019

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

Partial

There is publicly available case data for exploitation of children in prostitution, child sexual abuse material and child trafficking disaggregated by age, gender and form of exploitation. It seems like reports are published in a regular basis. It is unclear whether these reports provide information on compensation sought by child victims.

ECO Czech Republic, 2019

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