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Madagascar

Resources

ECPAT International
Madagascar – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2016

Don’t Look Away! Assessment on Sexual Exploitation of Children related to Tourism and Reporting Mechanisms—Sub-Saharan Africa

Year: 2013

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Active extraterritoriality is provided for all SEC-related crimes including crimes committed by residents. Additionally, universal and passive extraterritoriality is contemplated for trafficking crimes as long as the offender is located in Madagascar’s territory. Double criminality principle is not applicable.

Extradition requires a minimum gravity of two years of imprisonment (therefore including all SEC-related offences). Double criminality is required.

SECTT Legal Checklist Madagascar, 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 Madagascar, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

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

Madagascar has also ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

Madagascar 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 Madagascar, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

Madagascar has implemented a national code for child protection in travel and tourism as a non-binding requirement for industry operators.

SECTT Legal Checklist Madagascar, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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