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Expert Paper – Corporate Social Responsibility and Liability of the Travel and Tourism Industry in Cases of Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

by ECPAT International in 2016

It is necessary for States to have adequate legal and institutional frameworks to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. Companies that fail to protect children or even violate children´s rights should be held liable. The overall objective of this study is to analyse the existing legal and ‘soft law’ instruments that address corporate liability in the context of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT). The study also explores the possibility of holding companies liable to international and domestic law and, accordingly, identify gaps and future challenges.

Available in: English