CoE to launch report to adopt rights based approach to combat online child sexual exploitation

The Council of Europe is organising an online event on 28 June to launch the independent experts’ report Respecting human rights and the rule of law when using automated technology to detect online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA)”.

This report is a step based on the recommendations of the Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Committee) to support member states of  Council of Europe in the context of the debate related to allowing the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combating OCSEA.

The report has been prepared by recognised independent experts – Liora Lazarus, Jean-Christophe Le Toquin, Manuel Aires Magriço, Francisco Nunes, Katarzyna Staciwa, Gert Vermeulen and Ian Walden – led by Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, the former President of the European Court of Human Rights and assisted by the Council of Europe Secretariat.