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

Year: 2014

News from Turkmenistan


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active and passive extraterritoriality are provided for all SEC offences under the Criminal Code, as stated in Article 8 of the Criminal Code, including crimes committed abroad by citizens of Turkmenistan or stateless persons permanently residing in Turkmenistan, as well status as offences committed abroad against citizens of Turkmenistan. Double criminality is required for active extraterritoriality under Article 8(1) but excluded for passive extraterritoriality under Article 8(2).

No provisions delineating extradition exist in national laws, besides a prohibition of extradition of citizens of Turkmenistan under Article 9(1) of the Criminal Code. Double criminality is not established as a requirement under domestic legislation. Specific extradition provisions can be found in extradition treaties signed by Turkmenistan.

Criminal Code of Turkmenistan, 1997 (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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