Below is a short summary of some of the key issues from the Committee on the Rights of the Child's 67th session concluding observations for Hungary's initial report on the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
You can find other documents related to the Committee's 67th session (including alternative reports submitted by NGOs and the Committee's concluding observations for other States reviewed in this session) on the Committee’s session page.
Measure adopted to prevent offences prohibited under the Protocol: The Committee is concerned that there are no mechanisms in place to identify and monitor children at risk of becoming victims of the offences under the Protocol and encourages the State Party to establish such a mechanism.
Trafficking in children for sexual purposes: The Committee recommends the State Party to assess the causes, nature and extent of trafficking of children for sexual purposes, in particular in relation to Roma children, to undertake measures to reduce and prevent trafficking and to take measures to provide adequate incentives and protection to victims of trafficking to participate in the process of investigation against traffickers.
Extraterritorial jurisdiction and extradition: The Committee recommends that the State party take measures to establish extraterritorial jurisdiction in all cases that are referred to in the Protocol and to consider using the Protocol as a legal basis for extraditing persons who commit offences prohibited therein in the absence of a relevant bilateral or multilateral treaty of extradition.
Sexual exploitation and child prostitution: The Committee is concerned that child victims of sexual exploitation and prostitution are not viewed as victims, but rather as perpetrators and are often subjected to fines, if the coercion is not proved and recommends that the State party take all necessary measures to provide victims with the necessary support, assistance and protection.