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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Middle East and North Africa

Year: 2020


News from Oman


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is recognised under Article 18 of the Penal Law, for all offences punished with at least 10 days of imprisonment or more, (felonies or misdemeanours) therefore including all SEC related offences criminalized under the Penal Law of Oman. However, it can only be exercised under the offender’s return to Qatar. Double criminality is a requirement as the offence must be punished by Omani Law and the law of the State in which the office was committed with at least one year of imprisonment.Passive extraterritoriality is not recognised under the Penal Law of Oman.

SEC related offences are considered extraditable if they are punished with at least one year of imprisonment under Omani Law under Article 2(2) of the Extradition Decree. Omani nationals cannot be extradited under Article 3(1) of the Extradition Decree. Double criminality is not required for extradition under the Extradition Decree of 2000.

Penal Law of Oman, Extradition Decree 2000, 2018, 2000

CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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