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Republic of Slovenia

Slovenia, which on 1 January 2007 became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro, is a model of economic success and stability for the region. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]


CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Slovenia.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated, misleading or even false.   No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.



If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspects of child prostitution are of particular interest to you.  You might be interested in exploring how children got started, how they survive, and how some succeed in leaving.  Perhaps your paper could focus on runaways and the abuse that led to their leaving.  Other factors of interest might be poverty, rejection, drug dependence, coercion, violence, addiction, hunger, neglect, etc.  On the other hand, you might choose to write about the manipulative and dangerous adults who control this activity.  There is a lot to the subject of Child Prostitution.  Scan other countries as well as this one.  Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions.  Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.


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ECPAT Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Europe [PDF]

ECPAT International, November 2014

[accessed 7 September 2020]

Maps sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT), online child sexual exploitation (OCSE), trafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children through prostitution, and child early and forced marriage (CEFM). Other topics include migration, child labour, racism and discrimination, welfare systems, gender inequality.

Human Rights Reports » 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 10, 2020

[accessed 7 September 2020]

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN - The possession, sale, purchase, or propagation of child pornography is illegal. The penalty for conviction of violations ranged from six months to eight years in prison. The government enforced the law effectively. The law prohibits sexual violence and abuse of minors and soliciting minors for sexual purposes. Statutory rape carries a prison sentence of three to eight years in prison. The law sets the minimum age of consent for sexual relations at 15. The government generally enforced the law.

In March a local court penalized a general medical practitioner with an 18-month suspended sentence for abuse of power and violation of the sexual integrity of a minor for allegedly demanding a 16-year-old disrobe and touching the victim’s breasts and genital areas during an examination for mononucleosis.

In 2018 the hotline Spletno oko (Web Eye) received a sharp increase of reports of potential online criminal acts related to the sexual abuse of children compared with 2017.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 30 January 2004

[accessed 22 December 2010]

[62] While welcoming the measures taken by the State party to combat and raise awareness of the problem of trafficking in persons, including the establishment of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the Committee is concerned about reports that Slovenia serves as a transit and destination country for trafficked women and girls. The Committee is also concerned that there is no specific prohibition in law of trafficking in human beings, including for the purpose of prostitution and other exploitative purposes.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Issues Concluding Observations on Reports of Slovenia, Austria, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Libya

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Press Release, 25 November 2005

[accessed 19 July 2011]

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CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE INITIAL REPORT OF SLOVENIA - The Committee noted with concern that trafficking in women and children was a serious problem in the State party, which was a country of origin, transit and destination for the trafficking of women and children. The Committee regretted the lack of specific legislation to combat that phenomenon, as well as the low number of enforcement measures.

Report by Special Rapporteur [DOC]

UN Economic and Social Council Commission on Human Rights, Fifty-ninth session, 6 January 2003$FILE/G0310090.doc

[accessed 19 July 2011]

[65] Children below 14 are not criminally liable but juveniles from the age of 14 will be criminally liable for the offence of prostituting themselves.  Only exceptionally will a juvenile judge order the detention of a juvenile.  If it is considered to be of benefit to the juvenile, he or she may be detained with adults.  A juvenile who was sold or trafficked will not incur any liability.

Country Information Slovenia

Terre des Hommes via its Internet platform against sexual exploitation of children in tourism

[accessed 19 July 2011]

COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN IN TOURISM - Slovenia is a transit country but also a source country for traffickers who bring women and children for sexual exploitation to western Europe, in particular to Austria. It does not play a significant role as a destination for paedo-sexual perpetrators.




Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

[accessed 11 February 2020]

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS – The country was primarily a point of transit, and secondarily a destination, for women and teenage girls trafficked from Southeastern, Eastern, and Central Europe to Western Europe and North America. Trafficking in persons through the country was a significant problem. Victims were trafficked primarily for purposes of sexual exploitation. Those at particular risk of being trafficked were teenage girls and young women who lived in impoverished areas with high unemployment. Traffickers reportedly subjected some trafficking victims to violence in the form of beating and kicking.

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