Handbook on the optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

The handbook offers guidance to States Parties and others who support the rights of children.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is supplemented by two Optional Protocols; one addresses the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and the other the involvement of children in armed conflict. This handbook addresses the former issue.

The handbook offers guidance to States Parties and others who support the rights of children. It aims to improve the effectiveness of implementation of the Convention and its Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC), and to address the challenges that arise during this process.

This chapter describes the circumstances leading to the drafting of the Protocol; explains the linkages between the CRC, the OPSC and other international instruments; and addresses relevant concepts
and dimensions.

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