Call to arms

Published: Tuesday 31 May 1994

INTERPOL, the international police body, has declared war against perpetrators of "crime against children". For the first time it has included the issues of child pornography, sex tourism, prostitution and the sale of minors in its international agenda. The organisation aims to "expand the exchange of information", says Anne Kristin Olsen, president of Interpol's standing working party on offences against minors. Anyone caught ill-treating minors will be blacklisted, and Interpol will try to ensure that they keep their hands clean in the future.

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