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Members

ECPAT Mexico works with the Network for Children’s Rights, which comprises four organisations in Mexico. The group has worked on legal reform in relation to CSEC and trafficking for sexual purposes; incorporated CSEC into the public agenda and raised awareness through the mass media; helped increase membership of the Committee for the Elaboration of a Trafficking Law, composed of representatives from academia, international organisations, NGOs and government agencies; conducted a CSEC situational analysis in the State of Tabasco; participated in the training of Oxaca prosecutors; and designed and coordinated a child forum on CSEC.

ECPAT Mexico

Contact: Sra. Norma Elena Negrete Aguayo
Phone: +52 57 025855
Address: Tallo núm. 2 edif. A 304 Col. San Pablo Tepetlapa Delegación Coyoacán, CP 04620 Mexico D.F.
Email: ecpatmexico@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ecpatmexico.org.mx

Facts

Mexico is a source, transit and destination country for children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes and forced labour.

In 2014, the General Congress of the United Mexican States approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. Articles 16 and 18 criminalise several types of offences related to child sexual abuse material and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, respectively.

Resources

GARA, ECPAT International & Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN-OEA)
The Americas – Protocolo y Decálogo para Guías de Turismo 2022 (GARA)

Year: 2022

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ECPAT International
Mexico – Lista de verificación legal: intervenciones jurídicas claves en la protección de niños, niñas y adolescentes contra le explotación sexual en el contexto de viajes y turismo

Year: 2021

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ECPAT International and ECPAT Mexico
Briefing Paper – Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Online: Survivors’ Perspectives in Mexico

Year: 2021

ECPAT International and ECPA Mexico
Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Online: Survivors’ Perspectives in Mexico

Year: 2021

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ECPAT Mexico
Mexico – A Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Industry and the Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Year: 2019

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

Year: 2020

News from Mexico

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Active and passive extraterritoriality is provided for all crimes as long as the offender is in Mexican territory. Double criminality is required.

Extradition requires a minimum average gravity of one year of imprisonment and double criminality. Mexican nationals cannot be extradited.

SECTT Legal Checklist Mexico, 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 Mexico, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

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

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

SECTT Legal Checklist Mexico, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

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

SECTT Legal Checklist Mexico, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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