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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

No

Active extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes in the Sexual Offences Act. Double criminality is a requirement. No provisions related to passive extraterritoriality are mentioned.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of two years of imprisonment. Double criminality principle is required.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guyana, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

Partial

There is a mandatory legal provision for organizations offering employment in child care to verify if the individual has been convicted for an offence against a child and therefore has been declared unsuited to work with children. It is unclear whether this provision also applies to other sectors which involve contact with children beyond childcare and whether it applies to volunteers as well as workers.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guyana, 2020

National Commitments

No

Guyana has ratified the CRC, the OPSC and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Guyana has not ratified the the Trafficking Protocol, the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guyana, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

No

Guyana just started the process to develop a national code for child protection for the tourism industry.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guyana, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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