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Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes: Model Legislation & Global Review

(ICMEC) Prompted by the increasing number of cases of online grooming of children and relative lack of awareness of the growing issue, this original report analyzes legislation related to the online grooming of children for sexual purposes in 196 countries around the world. The report includes sections regarding definitions; offenses; and sanctions and sentencing, followed by an overview of related regional and international law, a discussion of implementation and good initiatives, and a global review of country-specific legislation that evaluates national legislation against 5 core criteria.

Framing Implementation: A Supplement to Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review

(ICMEC) Developed as a supplement to Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review, this unique review looks at whether the 161 countries having anti-child pornography legislation in place as of the release of the 8th Edition of the Model Legislation report are taking steps to support their national legislation. ICMEC assessed implementation efforts using a menu of concepts – 7 benchmarks – that represent well-rounded national responses. The report contains a detailed explanation of the benchmarks along with country-specific information.

Child Protection, International Schools, Case Study, Policies and Procedures, Schools, United Kingdom

Overcoming Barriers to Child Protection in International Schools: Lessons Learned from an Abuse Incident Report

2017

(ICMEC Summary from LSCB Serious Case Review) Review of policies and actions that foster abuse resistant environments in international schools. Summary of lessons learned from serious case review commissioned on behalf of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster LSCB, following the reported sexual abuse of at least 54 pupils at an independent international day school in London. The source report was prepared by two lead reviewers, both experienced in writing serious case review reports. The abuse, which occurred over a period of four years was perpetrated by a teacher known to have been a prolific sex offender in multiple international schools. Link to full report included in summary.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America

A Statistical Analysis of Applications Made in 2008 under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: National Reports (Part III)

2011

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) This report analyzes national results compiled by the third statistical survey into the operation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conducted by the Centre of International Family Law Studies at Cardiff University Law School in collaboration with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Access

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Access draws from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 13 Contracting States to the 1980 Hague Convention - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America - and also from additional reports specifically on enforcement in the following 8 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America

2007 Good Practice Report on Enforcement

2007

(NCMEC) The Good Practice Report on Enforcement draws from previously commissioned reports on enforcement in 9 jurisdictions - Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United States of America - as well as from previous investigations into the procedures and systems in 6 Contracting States to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Australia, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States of America.

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Missing Children/Child Abduction, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America

U.S./European Summit on Missing & Exploited Children Report

2005

(ICMEC) In October 2005, representatives from 20 countries, the United Nations, EU institutions, and the Council of Europe participated in the first‐ever U.S./European Summit on Missing and Exploited Children. This report is a summary of those proceedings.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, United Kingdom

United Kingdom: Enforcement Report

2002

(NCMEC) This report focuses on the United Kingdom’s enforcement under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States of America

Good Practice Report: Handling Hague Abduction Convention Return Applications

2002

(NCMEC) This report is meant to be an objective analysis of the procedures and systems of 7 of the states with the highest Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction caseloads: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The report aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each State, offer practical recommendations for reform in the countries investigated, and offer possible models to those States considering accession to the Hague Convention. This Good Practice report is designed for use by Central Authorities, legal professionals, judges, and Contracting States as a guide for improved practice; newly Contracting states as a guide for establishing good practices; and legislators, parents, and interested parties to enact and implement improvements within their own countries.

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