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El Salvador

Resources

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

Year: 2020

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Active extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes and universal extraterritoriality is provided for international crimes that constitute gross human rights violations. Extraterritoriality is also provided for crimes committed through ICT’s if the ICT used is located in Salvadorian territory. Double criminality is not required.

No detailed information is provided with regards to extradition for SEC-related offences or to the applicability of the double criminality principle in extradition cases.

SECTT Legal Checklist El Salvador, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

No

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks.
However, convicted sex offenders are prohibited from holding positions in both public and private settings involving or facilitating contact with children.
The sex offender registry is accessible to any interested organization or individual.

SECTT Legal Checklist El Salvador, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

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

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

SECTT Legal Checklist El Salvador, 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 El Salvador, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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