Towards a national register of sexual crimes against children

Towards a national register of sexual crimes against children

Civil society initiative “Towards a National Register for the Protection of Children from Sexual Crimes in Albania” is an effort of CRCA Albania and ALO 116, with the support of the Canadian Government, in consultation and collaboration with the main institutions that protect children’s rights in the country, to give specific importance and help overcome the phenomenon of sexual crimes against children in Albania.

What is the Register of Sexual Crimes against Children?

The Register is an instrument in the hands of the state and Albanian society to protect children from paedophiles or any other person that sexually exploits children. It is a preventive measure that the state and society build together, to ultimately limit the access of paedophiles and sexual predators that want and seek to have children. Sexual violence against children is a global phenomenon and local as well, therefore it requires as solution that not only condemns those who commit offenses, but above all the creation of mechanism that prevent new crimes or the repetition of sexual crimes against children.

The Register:

  • Functions as a database of records of persons who are resident in Albania and who are sentenced by the a national or international court decision for sexual crimes  against children;
  • Includes persons who are sentenced by a final court decision for criminal sexual crimes with children;
  • Establishes a database on persons who have committed criminal offenses of sexual nature with children. This Register will be in an electronic form.

Main aim:

  • Prevention of sexual crimes against children until the age of 18;
  • Identification from the responsible authorities of individuals with high risks towards children;
  • Control of the movement of paedophiles and notification according to the specific dispositions of the individuals involved in this issue.

Responsible authority:

  • The Register will be managed and supported by the Ministry of Interior and the General Police Directorate, and will constantly update data declared by the offenders themselves regarding their residence and his/her own movements in or outside the country.

Whom will the Register address?

  • The Register will be accessible only by public and private institutions working with / for children, that by law have a duty to protect children. In this regard, institutions such as schools, NGO’s or penitentiaries, will address the Register with a request to be informed if the person is registered or not. All personal data of all the offenders registered will be protected by law for the protection of personal data.

Would you like to report a case of sexual violence?

Call for free the number 116 111

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