The tables at the links provide profiles of the Victims’ Rights Directive, the Child Sexual Abuse Directive, the Trafficking Directive, the Council of Europe Trafficking Convention, the Lanzarote Convention, Optional Protocol to the UNCRC on the sale of children and the Palermo Convention, all referenced fully in Section II above. They show the way and extent to which each instrument contains particular obligations to child victims and witnesses of violence.

The information at the links are excerpts from the PROMISE Compendium of Law and Guidance.

Overview of the relevant law and guidance

DIRECTIVE 2011/93/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

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

DIRECTIVE 2012/29/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

DIRECTIVE 2011/36/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as well as its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children