Oct 16, 2012

The Sext Files: Victoria’s lewd text laws breach UN human rights obligations

Young sexting offenders should, in theory, be protected from Victoria's harsh anti-sexting laws under UN conventions, according to human rights groups. Swinburne University student Raphael Teazis asked the experts.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child should apply to young sexting offenders according to a Monash University-based human rights centre.

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law said in its submission to the state parliamentary inquiry on sexting that the convention would be useful because it would protect young offenders from unjust treatment by the law.

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