This seminar, the second event of the series of 3 seminar, was intended as a platform to debate and assess all legal measures to prevent and combat production, processing, possession and distribution of child pornography material on the Internet and to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law.
EU Member States must take the necessary measures to encourage internet users to inform law enforcement authorities, either directly or indirectly, of suspected distribution of child pornography material on the internet. The next step is the cooperation with the internet industry, which is key for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement authorities in preventing, detecting and responding to crimes committed using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
During this seminar the most recent 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 current EU proposal for a Directive on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA, were debated. After the introductory lectures by national, EU and Council of Europe experts, panels will discuss the concrete implementation of these measures at domestic level and the differences in national legislative acts which impede the efficient fight against child pornography on the internet.
More information on the seminar and registration information can be found on the event page on the ERA website.