Debate on reporting suspected sexual violence against children

16.04.2012 - On 24 April 2012, during the second part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the 7th meeting of the network of contact parliamentarians for the ONE in FIVE Campaign will take place.

The results of the survey on the “obligation to report suspicion of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse against children”, which was sent to national parliaments and to the European Parliament on January 2012 via the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation, will be presented to the participants.

The debate on reporting suspected sexual violence against children will be preceded by the presentations of Mr Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig, Independent Representative on Questions of Sexual Abuse of Children (Germany), of Ms Deirdre Clune, contact parliamentarian for Ireland and of Ms Catherine Bonnet, Psychiatric Consultant for children and adolescents in France and the United Kingdom.

Ms Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will give an update on the achievements and prospects of the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign.