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Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Republic of Cyprus

The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 78% of GDP. Tourism, financial services, and real estate are the most important sectors. Erratic growth rates over the past decade reflect the economy's reliance on tourism, which often fluctuates with political instability in the region and economic conditions in Western Europe. Nevertheless, the economy in the area under government control has grown at a rate well above the EU average since 2000.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Cyprus

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Cyprus.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated, misleading or even false.   No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61643.htm

[accessed 31 January 2011]

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – There was also evidence that female victims coming from China on student visas engaged in prostitution and in some cases were victims of sexual exploitation.

Concluding Observations Of The Committee On The Rights Of The Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 6 June 2003

www1.umn.edu/humanrts/crc/cyprus2003.html

[accessed 31 January 2011]

[55] The Committee welcomes the enactment in 2000 of the Law on the Combating of Trafficking of Persons and Sexual Exploitation of Minors and the Protection of Witnesses Law of 2001 making specific provision for the protection of child witnesses. While noting that the State party does not consider that problems relating to trafficking or other forms of sexual exploitation exist, the Committee remains concerned that such problems may remain “hidden” and that the authorities may be unaware of them.  In particular, the Committee refers to the concerns expressed by the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography that Cyprus is being used as a transit point for trafficking of young women, including minors.

Five Years After Stockholm [PDF]

ECPAT: Fifth Report on implementation of the Agenda for Action

ECPAT International, November 2001

www.no-trafficking.org/content/web/05reading_rooms/five_years_after_stockholm.pdf

[accessed 13 September 2011]

[B] COUNTRY UPDATES – CYPRUSCyprus does not have a national plan of action and there is a general feeling amongst government officials that there is no need to develop one, as CSEC is not a priority. Nevertheless, it is recognized that there is a need for a multi-sectoral committee that could advise, monitor and coordinate actions to combat the trafficking and exploitation of women and children.

Taking Stock: Progress in Europe and Central Asia since the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF, Europe & Central Asia Regional Consultation In Preparation For Budapest  Meeting 20-21 November 2001

www.unicef.org/events/yokohama/summary-csec-europe-centralasia.html

[accessed 6 May 2011]

NEW TRENDS AND KNOWLEDGE - Among the main source countries most frequently mentioned in research and media accounts are Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Ukraine; initial destination countries cited most often are Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Turkey, with movement from there into the sex industries of Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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