New Criminal Legislation Print
Friday, 14 September 2007 15:36
The new Criminal Code and Criminal Code Process has started to take effect on the 15th of September. Regarding child protection new crimes were created as minor pornography, the use of minor prostitution and genital mutilation is now expressly covered. Also, in case of crimes practiced against persons under 16 years old, if the legal tutor of this person does not want to present charges, the person can present charges themselve from the moment she completes 16 years until the age of 18 years and 6 months. Regarding sexual crimes against minors, it is established that the crime does not prescribe before the minor completes 23 years of age.