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Resources

Australian Institute of Criminology
Benevolent Harm: Orphanages, Voluntourism and Child Sexual Exploitation in Southeast Asia

Year: 2019

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ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Fiji – Country Overview

Year: 2019

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

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Perceptions of Frontline Welfare Workers on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Pacific

Year: 2019

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ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia (2-page brief)

Year: 2016

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Indicators

Age of Consent

Partial

Age of sexual consent is 16 years. The national legislation does not provide for a close-in-age exemption. However, if the person charged for the “act of indecency” was of a similar age to the child and consent was given in the context of a continuing friendship between the two.

ECO Fiji, 2019

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Subsidiary active extraterritoriality is provided for SEC-related crimes committed by Fijian citizens, residents, and corporations, whenever those crimes are not punished by the country where they were committed. Passive extraterritoriality is not contemplated.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of one year of imprisonment as well as double criminality.

ECO Fiji, Jun-19

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a definition of CSAM which is in line with international standards.

ECO Fiji, 2019

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Partial

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

Fiji has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

ECO Fiji, 2019

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Partial

The main police unit including SEC in its mandate is the Human Trafficking Unit. However, the police anti-trafficking unit lacks dedicated and sufficient resources to conduct effective trafficking.
The Fiji Police Force is also mandated to collaborate with the Australian Federal Police to prevent SEC crimes committed by Australian nationals, which comprise the largest group of tourist visiting the island country.

ECO Fiji, 2019

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

No

Data on SEC cases is not publicly available.

ECO Fiji, 2019

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