NGO Report on Turkey’s Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

This report aims to contribute to the efforts for monitoring the implementation of the OptionalProtocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the sale of children, childprostitution and child pornography (OPSC) in Turkey.

The report has four main sections: 

• Introduction and Background: this section will include information about the reporting process of this report and a short situation analysis regarding implementation of OPSC in Turkey. This brief situation analysis will include newspaper stories, findings of academic research papers, and excerpts from reports produced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based on their work on the ground.

• Normative Framework: this section basically informs us about Turkey’s international commitments as they relate to OPSC and recent changes in domestic legislation and their effects on OPSC related issues. Annexed to this section, non-exhaustive list of international legal instruments Turkey is party to.

• Policy Framework: this section will deal with policies and practices in light with OPSC.

• Points of Concerns and Recommendations: this section will highlight points of concerns and suggests recommendations for better implementation of OPSC issues within the framework of CRC and other international child rights standards.