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Sexual Abuse: Children: Caucasus and Turkey
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All countries of the southern Caucasus region – Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia – as well as neighboring Turkey, have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This stipulates that a child is any human being under 18 unless they have attained legal majority earlier. The particular articles of the CRC that apply to child sexual abuse and exploitation are numbers 19 and 34, 35, and 39. Only the…

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Chatwin, Mary Ellen, “Sexual Abuse: Children: Caucasus and Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0145b>
First published online: 2009



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