CONVENTION
Introduction to the Convention
Text of the Convention in several languages
Explanatory Report
State of signatures and ratifications
Related texts and documents

LANZAROTE COMMITTEE
Committee of the Parties
Rules of Procedure
Meetings of the Committee of the Parties
 
MONITORING ROUNDS
Questionnaires
State replies
Replies from other stakeholders
Calendar
 
GOOD PRACTICES
Capacity Building

RESOURCES
Databases, Materials and Links

All 47 Council of Europe member states have signed and 31 states have ratified the Convention (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Turkey, Ukraine)

 

“Sexual assault against children is an urgent human rights issue and fighting it should be a political priority”. (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 2011)

No violence against children is justifiable; all violence against children is preventable. (UN Global Study on Violence Against Children, 2006)

The Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, also known as “the Lanzarote Convention”, requires criminalisation of all kinds of sexual offences against children. It sets out that states in Europe and beyond shall adopt specific legislation and take measures to prevent sexual violence, to protect child victims and to prosecute perpetrators.  

The Lanzarote Committee (i.e. the Committee of the Parties to the Convention) is the body established to monitor whether Parties effectively implement the Lanzarote Convention. The monitoring procedure is divided by rounds, each round concerning a theme: starting with "sexual abuse in the circle of trust".

In order to assess Parties' implementation of the Lanzarote Convention, two questionnaires are currently available. The deadline for submitting responses is 31 January 2014.

 

The reference document with a non-exhaustive summary of the relevant children’s rights case law of the Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights is available here.

 

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                                             Download the two questionnaires:

 Pocket-format Convention         General Overview Questionnaire        Thematic Questionnaire

 

 

      

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