Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Conference on the Protection of Children in European Justice Systems, Toledo, Spain, 12-13 March 2009


In line with its adopted Strategy “Building a Europe for and with children”, the Council of Europe is continuing its action to promote children’s rights and to protect children from harm.

A high-level conference on the Protection of Children in European Justice Systems was organised by the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of Spain, in Toledo on 12-13 March 2009.

Three workshops were held, focusing on combating violence against children through a more efficient legal framework, the role of the private sector in the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of children, and the development of a child friendly justice system.

- Opening Speech (in French only)
- Closing Speech (in French only)
  - Other Speeches  




- Final Programme
- Programme in Spanish

- Workshop I
- Workshop II
- Workshop III

- List of participants   - Conclusions  
- Information on Toledo   - Transport  
- Contacts   - Conference venue and accommodation