Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse


World Congress III against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-28 November 2008

Under World Congress Theme 2 - Legal frameworks and law enforcement, the Council of Europe organised a workshop on "the role of the Council of Europe convention in the fight against sexual exploitation of children and adolescents", which took place on 26 November.

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The workshop followed on from the high-level panel which was moderated by the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maud de Boer Buquicchio. It highlighted the key features of the Council of Europe's most recent Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Experts from Denmark and the USA explained the importance of the convention throughout the world in the investigation of offences of sexual violence against children and the prosecution of perpetrators, and how children will benefit from the convention's ground-breaking preventive actions and child-sensitive protection measures.

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