Presentation on theme: "A Global Movement to Protect Children The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is the leading global service agency working to."— Presentation transcript:
A Global Movement to Protect Children The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is the leading global service agency working to protect the worlds children from exploitation and abduction.
ICMEC Core Functions Works to combat child abduction and child sexual exploitation globally Provides training and assistance to law enforcement, legal professionals, NGOs, and governments Advocates for changes in laws, treaties, and systems to protect children worldwide Promotes the creation of national centers based on a public-private partnership model Leads a global financial coalition to eradicate commercial child pornography
Global Campaign Against Child Pornography Model Child Pornography Legislation Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography and Technology Coalition Training and Technology
Model Legislation Review of national legislation in place in 196 countries around the world to gain a better understanding of existing legislation and gauge where the issue stands on national political agendas
Results 89 countries have no legislation at all that specifically addresses child pornography. Only 45 countries have legislation sufficient to combat child pornography.
Law Enforcement Training Launched in 2003 in conjunction with Interpol and with the support of Microsoft Designed to provide law enforcement with the tools and techniques to investigate Internet- related child exploitation cases. Between 2003 and 2008: – Conducted 36 trainings – Trained 3,219 participants – 113 countries represented
Training: Next Steps Advanced training for law enforcement and prosecutors – In 2010, conducted training Russia, Brazil, Guatemala, Guyana and more. Technology tools – Working with Microsoft to bring the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) to law enforcement worldwide. – Currently in use in 8 Countries (Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom)
Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography If people were purchasing heroin and cocaine and using their credit cards, we would be outraged and would do something about it. This is worse. Senator Richard C. Shelby Former Chairman, Current Ranking Member U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
Eradication of Commercial Child Pornography Establish a global clearinghouse on child pornography Establish a proactive system to enable the financial industry to deal more effectively with illegal uses of its systems to disseminate child pornography Create a system for reporting suspected child pornography Implement monitoring and due diligence checks
FCACP Goal Disrupt the Economics of the Child Pornography Business
FCACP Members Google Green Dot Corporation HSBC – North America JP Morgan Chase MasterCard Microsoft National Processing Company North American Bancard PayPal Propay Inc. Premier Bankcard LLC Standard Chartered Bank Visa Wells Fargo Western Union Xoom.com Yahoo! Inc. AOL Inc. American Express Company Banco Bradesco Bank of America Bank of New York Capital One Chase Paymentech Solutions CheckFree Citigroup CyberSource – Authorize.net Deutsche Bank Americas Discover Financial Services LLC Elavon, Inc First Data Corporation First National Bank of Omaha Global Payments Inc. Go Daddy.com Inc.
FCACP International Expansion Asia Pacific APAC FCACP The Americas Brazil Canada Europe European Financial Coalition Greece Sweden
Technology Coalition Launched in 2006 Goal To develop and deploy technology solutions that disrupt the ability of predators to use the Internet to exploit children or traffic in child pornography. Members AOL Earthlink Google Microsoft United Online Time Warner Cable Yahoo!
Thank you! Sandra S. Marchenko Director, The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) Telephone: