Law on sex tourism to be reviewed

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The Independent Online
The law preventing British courts from dealing with paedophiles who attack children abroad is to be reviewed because of concern over the sex-tourism industry.

The review comes on the eve of the Second Reading of a Bill to tackle sex-tour operators. Michael Howard, the Home Secretary, was under pressure to act after 10 other Western countries, including Australia, Germany and the United States, changed their laws. But yesterday David Maclean, the Home Office minister, called on countries with such problems to do more themselves. "They must put the protection of their children above the lure of dirty tourist money they receive from the sale of children's bodies," he said.