Council of Europe standards for protection


The purposes of the convention are

3) to end with the impunity of the perpetrators of sexual violence through harmonisation of criminal law

This includes
  • the definition and criminalisation of the many forms of sexual violence
  • the extension of the limitation period which starts running when the child reaches majority
  • the possibility to prosecute for offences committed in another country even if the act is not an offence in that country
  • measures to ensure corporate liability and avoid impunity by legal persons, etc.
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