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Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Year: 2014

News from Tajikistan


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is recognised for all offences in the Criminal Code as long as the double criminality requirement is fulfilled, as stated under Article 15(1) of the Criminal Code Passive extraterritoriality is recognised for some SEC related offences (trafficking, rape, some sexual offences against children) and does not require double criminality under Section 15(2)(b). However, some SEC related offences not considered grave/particularly grave are excluded from passive extraterritoriality (sexual acts with minors without violence or the threat of violence, as well as some SEC related offences, as per Article 141 and 241(1) of the Criminal Code).

There is no law on extradition so the extradition status of all SEC offenses is uncertain, and will depend on bilateral extradition treaties ratified by Tajikistan.

Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan, Article 15, Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Tajikistan of December 3, 2009 (Self Translated), 1998 (status as of 2020), 2009 (status as of 2021)

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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