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  • Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

    Opened for signature on 25 October 2007

    The Convention is the first treaty to establish the various forms of sexual abuse of children as criminal offences, including trafficking in children, and harmonises the legal framework to combat sexual abuse against children in various forms.

    Member States of the Council of Europe, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and the European Community have the possibility of becoming party to the Convention. It will enter into force when ratified by 5 States, including at least three member States of the Council of Europe.