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Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

 

LIBE/7/03713

HEARING

 

Combating sexual abuse,

sexual exploitation of children

and child pornography

 

Tuesday 28 September 2010, 15.00 – 18.30

Wednesday 29 September 2010, 9.00 – 12.30

Brussels

Room: PHS 1 A 002

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs is organising a public hearing on "Combating sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography".

The hearing is being organised in connection with a new legislative proposal (currently being debated in the European Parliament) for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council on combating sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography (COM(2010)0094).

The purpose of the hearing is to provide other EU institutions, bodies and agencies, international organisations, NGOs and experts with the opportunity to publicly comment on the mentioned legislative proposal and to voice their opinion to the Members of Parliament.

In detail, the purpose of the hearing is to get a better picture on topics, such as criminal law definitions, penalties, jurisdiction, blocking of web-pages, age of sexual consent and other related issues.

Order of business

28 September 2010

 

15.00 - 15.20        Opening and Introduction

 

15.00 - 15.10        Opening and introduction by LIBE Rapporteur, Ms Roberta ANGELILLI

15.10 - 15.15        Ms Petra KAMMEREVERT, Draftsperson for the opinion by the Culture and Education Committee (CULT)

15.15 - 15.20        Ms Marina YANNAKOUDAKIS, Draftsperson for the opinion by the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM)

 

15.20 - 16.30        SESSION I: EU INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

 

15.20 - 15.30        Ms Maria ÅSENIUS, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission

15.30 - 15.40        Council of the European Union

15.40 - 15.50        Ms Madi SHARMA, European Economic and Social Committee

15.50 - 16.00        Mr Morten KJAERUM, Director of the European Fundamental Rights Agency

16.00 - 16.10        Mr Giovanni BUTTARELLI, European Data Protection Supervisor

16.10 - 16.30        Questions & answers with MEPs

 

16.30 - 17.20  SESSION II: VIEWPOINT AND EXPERIENCE OF CRIMINAL LAW BODIES

 

16.30 - 16.40        Mr Ola LAURELL, Eurojust, National Member of Sweden, Contact Point at Eurojust for Child Protection Issues

16.40 - 16.50        Mr Troels OERTING, Assistant Director of Europol

16.50 - 17.20                  Questions & answers with MEPs

 

17.20 - 18.20         SESSION III - INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

 

17.20-17.30          Ms Najat M’jid MAALLA, United Nations' Special Rapporteur "on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography" (tbc)

17.30 -17.40         Ms Regina JENSDOTTIR, Council of Europe, Head of the Children's right Policies Division

17.40 - 17.50        Mr Gordon ALEXANDER, Director, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (tbc)

17.50 - 18.00        Ms Mary BANOTTI, International Centre for Missing and exploited children

18.00 - 18.20                  Questions & answers with MEPs

 

18.20 - 18.30                  Concluding remarks by the Rapporteur

 

29 September 2010: Continuation of the hearing

 

9.00 - 9.10            Initial remarks by LIBE Rapporteur Ms Roberta ANGELILLI

 

9.10 – 10.40         SESSION I - NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE AND BEST PRACTICES

 

9.10 - 9.20            Mr Björn-Erik LUDVIGSEN, Interpol

9.20 - 9.30            Mr Domenico VULPIANI, Ministry of Home Affairs, Italy, Coordinatore presso il Dipartimento della Sicurezza Pubblica per la sicurezza informatica e la protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche

9.30 - 9.40            Mr Sigrid VALENTIN, German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) (tbc)

9.40 - 9.50            Miss Gabrielle SHAW, Head of International and Relations of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

9.50 - 10.00         Ms Julia von WEILER, Innocence in danger

10.00 - 10.10        Mr Björn SELLSTRÖM, Police officer from Sweden

10.10 - 10.40        Questions & answers with MEPs

 

10.40 - 12.20         SESSION II - CIVIL SOCIETY

 

10.40 - 10.50        Ms Diana SUTTON, Head of the Public Affairs and Campaigns Unit, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC, UK)

10.50 - 11.00        Mr Peter ROBBINS, OBE, QPM, Chief Executive of Internet Watch Foundation

11.00 - 11.10        Mr Joe McNAMEE, Advocacy Coordinator, European Digital Rights

11.10 - 11.20        Mr John CARR, European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (ENACSO)

11.20 - 11.30        Mr Valerio NERI, Chief Executive of Save the Children Italy

11.30 - 11.40        Sir Francis G. JACOBS, President of Missing Children Europe

11.40 - 11.50        Mr Marco SCARPATI, Chief Executive of ECPAT Italy (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking)

 

11.50 - 12.20                  Questions & answers with MEPs

 

12.20 - 12.30                  Concluding remarks

ANNEX I

 

 

PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE DEBATE

 

 

•             During the discussion, so as to make it possible for the highest number of parliamentarians to intervene, speaking time will be limited to two minutes per contribution or question.

•             Members requesting the floor are kindly asked to inform the chair indicating their name and parliament on a special sheet. The floor will be given to Members in the order in which requests are received, and in turn to two Members of national parliaments, followed by one Member of the European Parliament, and so forth.

•             Speakers wishing to supplement their speeches may do so in writing by submitting a document (preferably in English or French) in advance to the secretariat (email:

ip-libe@europarl.europa.eu). These documents will be circulated during the meeting.

Meeting documents will be progressively added to the Hearings section of the LIBE Committee pages: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/activities/committees/homeCom.do?language=EN&body=LIBE

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND

THE MEETING

 

This meeting is open to the public. However, for security reasons, participants who do not have a European Parliament access badge must obtain a pass in advance. Those wishing to obtain such a pass should contact the secretariat (ip-libe@europarl.europa.eu) before 20 September 2010 at noon. It is essential to provide us with your full name, address and date of birth. Without this information, the Security Service will not provide entry passes.

 

 

 

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