Country Palau
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Penal Code, effective July 2014, defined Child Exploitation crimes in 17 Palau National Code (PNC) 1801-1808. These included Electronic Enticement of Children, 17 PNC 1807, which criminalizes the possession and promotion of child pornography and use of the computer to engage in sexual activities and entice children under the age of 18 to meet with predators. Sexual Assault Offenses, 17 PNC Chapter 16, was expanded to include offenses such as pornography, continued sexual assault of a minor, sexual harassment and incest. The mandatory Registration of Sex Offenders, 17 PNC Chapter 17, is also in the new Penal Code. The code also includes Labour Trafficking, Anti Smuggling and Anti Trafficking as criminal offences. 

Source of Information

Palau submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.45

For more information: Palau Penal Code