What is the Lanzarote Committee?
Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (T-ES)
The Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse provides for the establishment of a Committee of the Parties to monitor its implementation. The systematic monitoring of the Convention will be one of its major strengths.
Please find below more information on the establishment of the Committee of the Parties, as described in the Convention:
The Lanzarote Committee (i.e. the Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse) is the body established to monitor whether Parties effectively implement the Lanzarote Convention.
Composed of both present and potential representatives of the Parties to the Convention, the Committee evaluates the situation on the protection of children against sexual violence at national level on the basis of the information which has been provided by the national authorities and other sources in their replies to both a General Overview Questionnaire and Thematic Questionnaire.
All replies to both questionnaires can be found online. They are categorised by State, other stakeholders and by question.
The Committee is also mandated to facilitate the collection, analysis and exchange of information, experience and good practices to improve capacity to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. In this regard, the Committee organises capacity building activities where exchanges of information but also hearings on specific challenges raised by the implementation of the Convention will be held.
The composition of the Lanzarote Committee is governed by Rule 2 of its Rules of Procedure
- Opinion on child sexually suggestive or explicit images and/or videos generated, shared and received by children
- Declaration on protecting migrant and refugee children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
- 2nd implementation report - Protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust: The strategies
- Special report further to a visit of a delegation of the Lanzarote Committee to transit zones at the Serbian/Hungarian border (5-7 July 2017)
- Interpretative Opinion on the applicability of the Lanzarote Convention to sexual offences against children facilitated through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
- Special report "Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse"
- Declaration adopted on 16 June 2016 on web addresses advertising child sexual abuse material or images or any other offences established in accordance with the Lanzarote Convention
- 1st implementation report - Protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust: The framework
- Opinion on Article 23 of the Lanzarote Convention - Solicitation of children for sexual purposes through information and communication technologies (Grooming)
- 4th activity report of the Lanzarote Committee
(covering the period 13 May 2017 - 22 June 2018
- 3rd activity report of the Lanzarote Committee
(covering the period 18 March 2016 - 12 May 2017)
- 2nd activity report of the Lanzarote Committee
(covering the period 12 September 2014 - 17 March 2016)
- 1st activity report of the Lanzarote Committee
(covering the period 20 September 2011 - 11 September 2014)
Meetings of the Committee of the Parties (T-ES)
Strasbourg, 4-6 June 2019
Strasbourg, 5-7 March 2019
The Hague, 7-9 November 2018
Strasbourg, 20-22 June 2018
Strasbourg, 29-31 January 2018
Strasbourg, 25-27 October 2017
Strasbourg, 10-12 May 2017
Strasbourg, 1-3 March 2017
Lyon, 23-25 November 2016
Strasbourg, 14-17 June 2016
Strasbourg, 15-17 March 2016
Strasbourg, 1-4 December 2015
Strasbourg, 15-17 June 2015
The Hague, 17-19 March 2015
Strasbourg, 2-4 December 2014
Strasbourg, 9-11 September 2014
Strasbourg, 8-10 April 2014
Madrid, 9 December 2013
Strasbourg, 14-15 October 2013
Strasbourg, 15-16 May 2013
Strasbourg, 21-22 March 2013
Strasbourg, 15-16 October 2012
Strasbourg, 29-30 March 2012
Strasbourg, 20-21 September 2011
- First fact-finding visit under the Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe
- Screening of persons working with refugee children insufficient to protect them from sexual abuse
- Hungarian authorities have not done enough to protect migrant children from sexual abuse along Serbian-Hungarian border
- Stakeholders and experts exploring ways to strengthen the coordination and implementation mechanisms of the Lanzarote Convention in the Republic of Moldova