Violent and extreme pornography
- Parliamentary Assembly
- Assembly debate
on 5 October 2011 (32nd and 33rd Sittings) (see Doc. 12719, report of the Committee
on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, rapporteur: Mr Stuligrosz).
Text adopted by the Assembly on 5 October 2011 (33rd Sitting).
Recalling its Resolution 1835
(2011) on violent
and extreme pornography, the Parliamentary Assembly reiterates its
concern at the public’s increased accessibility, especially via
the Internet, to violent and extreme pornographic material.
2. Taking into account the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation
Rec(2001)8 on self-regulation concerning cyber content (self-regulation
and user protection against illegal or harmful content on new communications
and information services), the Assembly recommends that the Committee
of Ministers ask the appropriate bodies of the Council of Europe
to carry out a comparative study on the law and regulations applying
to forms of violent and extreme pornography in member states and,
on this basis, consider whether there is scope for a more harmonised
approach, in particular as regards responses to the distribution
of violent and extreme pornographic material on the Internet.
3. Furthermore, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of
Ministers ask the Executive Council of the European Audiovisual
Observatory to ask the observatory to conduct a study on the feasibility
of a common system of classification and content descriptors, in
order to label the content of audiovisual works.