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Expert Paper – The Right to Privacy of Travelling Child Sex Offenders versus the Right of Children to Protection

by ECPAT International in 2015

Children especially, those who have been victims of sexual abuse or exploitation by travelling sex offenders deserve protection at international, regional and domestic levels. At the same time, sex offenders and travelling child sex offenders, in particular, are entitled to privacy rights during and after criminal proceedings. Nevertheless, to ward against and protect children from the risk of sexual exploitation, it is reasonable to limit the right to privacy of convicted travelling child sex offenders by official mechanisms. This paper discusses the challenges in striking a balance between the rights of offenders and victims.

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