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

Year: 2020


News from Yemen


Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition


Active extraterritoriality is recognised for all SEC related offences committed by a Yemeni citizen abroad, provided that double criminality is fulfilled and that the perpetrator returns to Yemen, under Article 246 of the Law for Criminal Proceedings. Passive extraterritoriality is not provided under the Law for Criminal Proceedings.

There are no general provisions on extradition in the national legislation beyond the prohibition of extradition of Yemeni citizens under Article 10 of the Law on Criminal Proceedings and Article 45 of the Yemeni Constitution. SEC related offences will be extraditable and double criminality will apply to extradition depending on the agreed provisions in international and bilateral extradition treaties ratified by Yemen, which go beyond the scope of this analysis.

Law for Criminal Proceedings (Republican Decree – By Law No. [13] For 1994Concerning the Criminal Procedures), Yemen’s Constitution of 1991, 1994, 1991 (status as of 2015)

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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