Government to discuss bills increasing children’s protection against abuse

The Czech interim government is next week set to discuss amendments to the penal code that would increase the protection of children against sexual abuse, the news agency ČTK reported on Saturday. The draft legislation introduces two new crimes – establishing unauthorized contacts with children, and participation in pornographic performances. The cabinet will also discuss legislation increasing the penalties for human trafficking as well as racism and xenophobia. Part of the draft legislation was approved by the government earlier this year but could not reach the lower house which dissolved itself in the meantime.

Author: Jan Richter