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Fighting Child Pornography on the Internet

  • Between Legislation and Concrete Action
  • European and international legal instruments
  • Role of law enforcement agencies

Madrid, 29 November 2012 – 30 November 2012

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Event fully booked! You may apply for the waiting list (eklopocki@era.int).

About the project

This seminar is part of a project sponsored by the European Commission and consisting of a series of six seminars that will take place in Madrid (2012), Lisbon (2013), Vilnius (2013), London (2014), Sofia (2014) and Stockholm (2015).

The overall theme of the series is “Fighting cybercrime: series of intensive seminars for EU legal practitioners” and each seminar will have a specific focus (for a more precise overview of future topics and dates: www.era.int)

Contents of the seminar

In light of the recent adoption of the 2011 EU Directive aimed at combating sexual abuse and exploitation of children as well as child pornography, this event is intended as a platform to debate and assess the new EU legislation and to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law.

The aim of the new EU instrument is to respond effectively to the challenges of new technologies that have made child pornography much more widely available.

During the seminar other European legal acts and complementary measures such as the 2007 Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201) and the UN Child Online Protection (COP) initiative will also be debated. Law enforcement agencies will be represented by Europol and Interpol.
Key topics

  •     European and international legal instruments and concrete cases
  •     Internet blocking issues
  •     Role of the law enforcement agencies
  •     Soliciting children on the internet for sexual purposes (‘grooming’)

Who should attend?

Law enforcement officers, ministerial officials, judges, prosecutors, covert internet investigators, child protection/safeguarding officers and representatives of the internet industry.

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Background Documentation
Documentation is available here for logged in participants at this event.


Important note
With the financial support of the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs


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