The digital environment is an integral part of today’s society. While we must recognise and celebrate the ways in which it facilitates and strengthens access to rights for children, we cannot ignore the increased risks to the child’s right to privacy, health and even to a life free from violence. Where sexual violence has been facilitated or perpetrated by the use of information and communication technologies, the devastating consequences can have a long-lasting impact, often spreading across borders and rippling across the world wide web. The European Court of Human Rights recalls that member States are under positive duties: to adopt effective criminal law provisions to repress child abuse and to ensure adequate law enforcement machinery to prevent, suppress and punish such acts.

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Child Rights and Homeworkers in Textile and Handicraft Supply Chains in Asia
Guidance

This study takes a child rights lens to the topic of work in home-based and small workshop settings in Asia. As home-work often is associated with child labour, the topic is picked up rather gingerly, where at the same time some industries are infam...Read More

Guiding Principles on Human Rights in the Return of Trafficked Persons
Guidance

These present guiding principles are intended for use by state authorities and civil society bodies, as well as inter-governmental organizations in the OSCE region involved in developing, applying, evaluating and reforming national laws, policies an...Read More

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Modern Slavery and Financial Services: Responding to COVID-19
COVID-19 resourcesGuidance

The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting Asia since January 2020. It is now a global pandemic, with over 4.5 million cases detected in 168 countries and over 300,000 deaths globally as of 15 May 2020. Much of the world has implemented severe quarant...Read More

Modern Slavery Typologies for Financial Services Providers
Guidance

Financial institutions analyse typologies to pursue investigations, compare scenarios and follow patterns that lead to identifying suspicious activities linked to trafficking and slavery. The typology repository offers guidance for banks on a number ...Read More