Virtual meeting, 28-30 June 2021


1. Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and up-date on ratifications of the Lanzarote Convention

2. Monitoring of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention

2.1. “The protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICTs): addressing the challenges raised by child self-generated sexual images and/or videos”

2.1.1. Examination of document T-ES(2020)23 rev. (2nd monitoring round draft implementation report):

  • Chapter I (Legal frameworks) (postponed)
  • Chapter II (Jurisdiction rules)
  • Chapter III (Investigation and prosecution)

2.1.2. Consideration of a compromise text concerning Chapter IV (International cooperation) as set out in the Appendix to the list of decisions of the Lanzarote Committee’s 30th meeting

2.1.3. Information on remaining stages in the finalisation of the draft implementation report

2.2. “Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”

2.2.1. Follow-up to 10 Recommendations of the special report (urgent monitoring round)

  • Examination of “draft compliance reports” with regard to 4 of the 10 Recommendations (i.e. Recommendations R15, R17, R32 and R35) concerning the 41 Parties covered by the special report

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1. State of affairs concerning a possible compilation of relevant Council of Europe standards for a comprehensive human rights-based framework for the use of automated technology to detect online child sexual abuse and exploitation material (see para. 20, list of decisions, 30th meeting and para. 19-23, list of decisions, 31st meeting)

3.2. Up-date on possible capacity building events on the issues raised in the focused questionnaires on legal age for sexual activities and statute of limitations for sexual offences against children

3.3. Debriefings by Lanzarote Committee members having participated in meetings of Council of Europe bodies on the Lanzarote Committee’s behalf and/or information on the preparation of the next Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child:

  • Steering Committee for the rights of the child (CDENF) and its subordinate bodies
  • Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY)
  • European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ)

3.4. Information about the 7th edition of the European Day on the protection of Children against Sexual exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November 2021)

3.5. Exchange of information on any other relevant initiative

4. Procedural matters

4.1. Adoption of the draft 6th activity report of the Lanzarote Committee (covering the period 19 October 2019 - 30 June 2021) (document T-ES(2021)16)

4.2. Election of the Lanzarote Committee’s Bureau

4.3. Reflection Paper containing suggestions to strengthen the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism and procedure in the short or medium term (document T-ES(2021)15)

5. Any other business

Dates of the next meetings

  • 4 October 2021: Online awareness raising event on relevant new case-law concerning the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse with guest speakers including the President of the European Court of Human Rights (exact timeslot and other speakers tbc)
  • 33rd meeting, 29 November - 3 December 2021 (nature and exact time slots of the meeting tbc

Additional meetings before the above mentioned one will be scheduled, in particular:

  • for a further examination of the “Legal frameworks” chapter of the implementation report of the 2nd monitoring round;
  • to examine the remaining draft compliance reports;
  • for other information sharing/capacity building events.


List of decisions