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Committee examines child exploitation

THE public are invited to send in their views on child exploitation to Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, said the Parliament web-site yesterday. “The above-named committee has commenced an inquiry on sexual exploitation in Trinidad and Tobago with specific focus on child pornography and child prostitution.”

The inquiry has two aims. Firstly, to explore the extent to which child prostitution and child pornography exists in Trinidad and Tobago.

Secondly, to evaluate the effectiveness of measures which treat victims of child pornography and child prostitution, and measures to discourage and penalise these offences. “The committee is therefore inviting stakeholders and interested persons to submit written comments, suggestions and recommendations on this matter.”

The submissions should display relevance, clarity, conciseness and accuracy. The deadline for submissions is December 27. They should be sent by email to, jschumanrights@ttparliament.org, or delivered to: The Secretary, JSC on Human Rights, Parliament, Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, 1A Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. Newsday was unable to reach JSC chairman Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly for a comment.

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