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

Year: 2020


News from Qatar


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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is recognised for all SEC offences under the Penal Code committed abroad by citizens of Qatar under Article 18 of Law No. 11 of 2004 Issuing the Penal Code. Double criminality is required for exercising active extraterritoriality for all SEC related offences except for human trafficking under Articles 17 and 18 of the Penal Code. Passive extraterritoriality is not recognised.

Extradition legislation does not include provisions on SEC but they may be present in extradition treaties ratified by Qatar. Extraditable offences are those punished with at least two years of imprisonment under Article 409 of the Criminal Procedure Code, including all SEC related offences. Double criminality is required for extradition under Article 409 of the Criminal Procedure Code, unless the person requested to be extradited is a national of the requesting country or a national of another country where double criminality is fulfilled.

Law No. 11 of 2004 Issuing the Penal Code, Law No. 23 of 2004 Promulgating the Criminal Procedure Code, 2004, 2004

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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