Research Library

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

The Digital Economy: Potential, Perils, and Promises

2014

(ICMEC, Thomson Reuters) This report of the Digital Economy Task Force, led by ICMEC and Thomson Reuters, explores the benefits and risks of the emerging digital economy, and provides recommendations for policymakers, financial institutions, law enforcement, and others.Read More

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Industry on Child Protection Online

2014

(International Telecommunications Union) These updated guidelines for industry on child online protection provide advice on how the information and communication technology industry can help promote safety for children using the Internet or any technologies or devices that can connect to it.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Confronting New Challenges in the Fight Against Child Pornography: Considerations for Protecting Children & Your Company’s Reputation When Engaging with Digital Businesses

2014

(ICMEC, APAC-FCACP) The goal of this paper is to help companies manage risk and relationships by providing information on the digital platforms/business models that can be abused for the purpose of distributing child sexual exploitation content.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Trafficking, Cybercrime

The Abuse of Information and Communication Technologies for Child Sex Trafficking

2014

(ICMEC) This article reviews the international legal framework and supporting initiatives aimed at combating the abuse of information and communication technologies for purposes of child sex trafficking.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Confronting New Challenges in the Fight Against Child Pornography: Best Practices to Help File Hosting and File Sharing Companies Fight the Distribution of Child Sexual Exploitation Content

2013

(ICMEC, APAC-FCACP), This report details what precautions file sharing and file hosting companies can take to help ensure that child sexual exploitation content is not stored, hosted, reproduced, or distributed by users of their services.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Trafficking, Missing Children/Child Abduction, England

Running from hate to what you think is love: The relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation

2013

(Barnardo’s) Research focused on running away, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and youth homelessness has documented an intrinsic relationship between running away and CSE. However, a review of this research literature reveals that none of the research projects addressing running away have explored the issue of CSE in depth. Previous research has started to explore the relationship between running away and CSE but there is need for research that explicitly explores this relationship. In recognition of this gap in learning, Barnardo’s and Paradigm Research developed a proposal to undertake an action research study to address the relationship between running away and CSE in England. This report presents their findings.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction

Missing children in the European Union: Mapping, data collection and statistics

2013

(European Commission - Directorate-General for Justice) This study was conducted by Ecorys on behalf of DG Justice from July 2012-June 2013 to: (1) collect and analyze data, and develop the basis to improve the mechanisms involved when children go missing in the EU Member States; and (2) use and build on existing data and indicators to obtain sustainable, comparable data and indicators on missing children in all EU Member States covering 2008-2010 (and 2011 where available).Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation

Global Health Coalition: Summary & Strategy for the Future

2013

(ICMEC) As part of the Declaration of Rome, a Global Health Coalition was created to help address child sexual abuse and exploitation as a public health crisis. This report details the Coalition’s strategy.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Legislation, Russia

Russian Legislation on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation

2013

(ICMEC) This white paper reviews the reasons why the Russian Federation has delayed ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and attempts to determine the primary challenges for bringing Russian law in line with these international instruments.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Marriage, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Yemen

Child Marriage in the MENA Region

2013

(ICMEC) This white paper explores the link between child (or early) marriage and child sexual exploitation. With a focus on 4 countries - Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran and Yemen - this report provides a broad overview of the issue, its causes and effects, and the differing legal treatment of child marriage. In addition to country profiles, the report also presents several recommendations for future action in the region.Read More

Child Protection, Legislation

Child Protection Model Law – Best Practices: Protection of Children from Neglect, Abuse, Maltreatment and Exploitation

2013

(ICMEC, The Protection Project) This is a comprehensive model law on protecting children from all forms of neglect, abuse, maltreatment and exploitation which incorporates international standards and best practices of child protection, based on the protection measures of CRC and its two optional protocols and citing 130 domestic laws from 68 countries.Read More

Child Protection

100 Best Practices in Child Protection

2013

(ICMEC, The Protection Project) This guide is intended to offer examples of some successful initiatives undertaken by civil society organizations as well as individuals and government agencies concerned with protecting children around the world.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Joint Report on Online Child Protection: Combatting Child Pornography on the Internet

2012

(ICMEC, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety) This report updated the one previously released in 2010, and describes the impact of the Internet on the production and distribution of child pornography. It presents a range of legal measures that Commonwealth Member States might consider adopting, and it sets them in the context of wider initiatives designed to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people around the world.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction

A Statistical Analysis of Applications Made in 2008 under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction: Global Report (Part I)

2011

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) This report analyzes global 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.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction

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

2011

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) This report analyzes regional 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.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Missing Children in Central America: Research of Practices and Legislation on Prevention and Recovery

2011

(ICMEC, UNICEF) This report is part of UNICEF’s project on “Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Central America.” This report is aimed at assessing the current status of the protection of children from going missing/being abducted in Central America.Read More

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.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Trends in Online Crime and Their Potential Implications in the Fight Against Commercial Child Pornography

2011

(U.S. FCACP) The intent of this report is to highlight emerging trends in cybercrime/cybersecurity and to evoke thought and discussion about their potential impact on the child safety arena. Each section delves into examples of activities that have garnered the attention of the researchers and professionals working to combat cybercrime.Read More

Missing Children/Child Abduction

Special Edition, The Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection

2010

(Hague Conference on Private International Law) Following the March 2010 International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation, the Hague Conference on Private International Law published a special edition of The Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection. This edition of The Judges' Newsletter recaps the conference proceedings.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Protection, International Schools, Law Enforcement, Schools

Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis For Professionals Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children

2010

(NCMEC & OJJDP) This publication hopes to address and improve this situation for the benefit of the victims, investigators, and prosecutors. While society has become increasingly more aware of the problem of the acquaintance molester and related problems such as child pornography, the voice calling the public to focus only on “stranger danger” and many child-abuse professionals to focus only on intrafamilial sexual abuse still persists. Sexual-exploitation cases involving acquaintance molesters present many investigative challenges, but they also present the opportunity to obtain a great deal of corroborative evidence, get solid convictions, and prevent continued victimization.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, International Schools

Adapting a Systems Approach to Child Protection

2010

(UNICEF) This Working Paper provides an examination of key concepts and considerations of a systems approach, as opposed to an issues focus in child protection internationally. It assesses child protection and related systems at the regional, national, and international level; and defines key concepts and commonalities internationally.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Joint Report on Online Child Protection: Combatting Child Pornography on the Internet

2010

(ICMEC, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety) This report describes the impact of the Internet on the production and distribution of child pornography. It presents a range of legal measures which Commonwealth Member States might consider adopting and sets them in the context of wider initiatives designed to make the Internet a safer place for children and young people the world over.Read More

Child Protection

Crossing Borders to Protect the Children of the World

2009

(ICMEC) This report summarizes the proceedings of the 19 February 2009 conference Crossing Borders to Protect the Children of the World, held in Cairo, Egypt. The conference concluded with the issuance of the Cairo Declaration, a call to action to protect the rights of children throughout the world.Read More

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Policymakers on Child Online Protection

2009

(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines for policymakers  help individual countries plan for their strategies for child online protection in the short, medium and longer term.Read More

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Parents, Guardians or Educators on Child Online Protection

2009

(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines for parents, guardians and educators provide recommendations on what they can do to make their child’s online experience a positive one.Read More

Child Protection, Cybercrime

ITU Guidelines for Children on Child Online Protection

2009

(International Telecommunications Union) These guidelines advise children  on possible harmful activities online, such as bullying and harassment, identity theft, and online abuse. The guidelines also include advice to children seeing and experiencing harmful and illegal content online, or young people being exposed to grooming for sexual purposes, the production, distribution and collection of child abuse material.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Trends in Migration, Hosting and Payment for Commercial Child Pornography Website

2008

(U.S. FCACP) This paper, written by the U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography’s Technology Challenges Working Group, addresses current trends in migration, hosting and payment specific to commercial child pornography websites.Read More

Child Abuse/Exploitation, Child Pornography, Cybercrime

Internet Merchant Acquisition and Monitoring Best Practices for the Prevention and Detection of Commercial Child Pornography

2007

(U.S. FCACP) This document contains a compilation of methods that some U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography members have used in their application and verification process, and thereafter, to detect child pornographers and prevent them from establishing or maintaining merchant accounts.Read More

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.Read More

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.Read More

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