The Academy of European Law is a non-profit public foundation that provides training in European law to legal practitioners. Currently the Academy arranges the conference "Fighting Cybercrime and Child Pornography on the Internet". The event will take place in Lisbon on March 17-18, 2011. It is part of a project that is mainly funded by the European Commission and the second of altogether three seminars. The first one was held in London in November 2010. The current event provides a platform for discussing legal measures to prevent the production, processing, possession and distribution of child pornography material on the Internet.
Furthermore the event shall promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law. The most recent European legal acts and complementary measures will be debated. The background: All EU Member States should implement measures to encourage Internet users to inform law enforcement authorities of suspected distribution of child pornography material on the Internet. Therefore panels on the conference will discuss the concrete adoption of these measures and also the differences in national legislation.
The first session of the conference starts on March 17 at 11 o´clock, when experts will discuss about the topic "Child pornography on the Internet: developing the legal institutional framework inside and outside Europe". After lunch the second panel about "National experiences with regard to the implementation of instruments against cybercrime and child pornography on the Internet" will be held. The last session cares for the aspect "Legal framework for cybercrime and child pornography on the Internet in Portugal".
On the second day of the conference Valerio Papajorgji (Europol) reports about "Cooperation of law enforcement agencies and the Internet industry: work carried out by Europol" and then Peter Robbins (Internet Watch Foundation , London) follows with a speech about "Coalition of Internet service providers with the aim of monitoring and reporting on the distribution of child abuse images - the Internet Watch Foundation". The conference will finish at 1.30 p.m. The registration form is available on the website of the Academy of European Law.