This article describes some of the most important innovations in the field of penal law, introduced by Italian Law N° 172/2012 which ratified the 2007 Lanzarote Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Reflecting on its potential social impact, then author analyses it, from the introduction of the new crimes of incitement to commit acts of paedo-pornography and paedophilia (Art. 414.2) and of soliciting of minors (Art. 609.11), to amendments to the existing crimes of corruption of minors (Art. 609.5) and of juvenile pornography (Art. 600.3).
Keywords: Minors, Sexual abuse, Law 172/2012, Lanzarote Convention