Date: February 17, 2019
01) DRAFT Guidelines on the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
“Call for comments
The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently preparing Guidelines on the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
The Committee invites all interested parties to comment on the current draft of the Guidelines. Comments are welcome on all aspects of the draft Guidelines, and after due consideration of inputs provided, the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the Guidelines.
• Should be submitted in one of the official languages of the Committee – English, French or Spanish;
• Should be in one concise and focused document indicating precisely the paragraphs to which comments are being made and must not exceed 5 pages;
• Should be submitted electronically in WORD format to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org;
• Will not be translated;
• Will be posted on the CRC webpage devoted to these draft Guidelines.
Comments must be submitted by 31 March 2019. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the webpage.
The draft Guidelines may be found here:
61. Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as “any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes”. The qualification “by whatever means” reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media”
02) U.N. Proposes Initiative To Ban Loli, Shota, And Underage ‘Drawings And Cartoons’
“The United Nations has proposed an international initiative for all involved State parties to tighten their restrictions and prohibition of child exploitation and the proliferation and spread of that content. While on the surface this may seem like a noble effort, the prohibition of said material also extends to drawn and animated images as well, which could include all things loli.
The initiative, dubbed Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPSC), was proposed by the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC, with a draft guideline made available over on the OHCHR.org website.
Much of the draft centers on ways to prevent human trafficking, curbing the solicitation of child prostitution, and reducing the spread of child pornography and underage exploitation. However, on page 14 section 56, the U.N., defines what they view as child pornography, widely classifying anything that contains underage persons, whether fictional or real, stating…
“Child pornography is defined in article 2 OPSC as ‘any representation of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities, regardless of the means used, or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes’. The qualification ‘by whatever means’ reflects the broad range of material available in a variety of media, online and offline. It includes, inter alia: visual material such as photographs, movies, drawings and cartoons; audio representations; any digital media representation; live performances; written materials in print or online; and physical objects such as sculptures, toys, or ornaments.1
“The Committee urges States parties to prohibit, by law, child sexual abuse material in any form. The Committee notes that such material is increasingly circulating online, and strongly recommends States parties to ensure that relevant provisions of their Criminal Codes cover all forms of material, including when the acts listed in article 3.1(c) are committed online and including when such material represents realistic representations of non-existing children.”
It’s the United Nations…So…
…Does it really mean anything?…
…Well…given the fact that many of us live in a police state, like the United States of America, this could easily turn into the nudge, which gets the zealots pushing bills to outlaw content which no sane person considers dangerous…
…Because it’s handy having a large coalition of countries behind you, when calling for the abolition of nationally recognized protected rights.
You know there’s tons of people who want this weapon in their arsenal…even if only because, it would allow them to “legally” round us up, and take us away to concentration camps…such as prisons, and other facilities.