07 April 2009

EU - Proposal to revise Framework Decision on child pornography

The European Commission has adopted a Proposal for a new Council Framework Decision on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, aimed at stepping up prosecution of criminal, protection of child victims and prevention of offences. New forms of sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the use of the Internet would be criminalised, such as grooming or viewing child pornography without downloading the files. In addition, national mechanisms to block access to websites with child pornography, which are most often located outside EU, should be put in place under the supervision of judicial or police. see Proposal for a COUNCIL FRAMEWORK DECISION on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA.