Access blocking


The distribution of child sexual abuse material on the Internet is a huge problem, both for international law enforcement and for the victims of the depicted abuse.

The strategy of blocking access to child sexual abuse material has been operating in several countries for many years, with very good results. However, an international initiative is necessary, given the global nature of the Internet and the fact that some countries may have difficulties introducing such national blocking, due to a lack of legislation, personnel, technical equipment, and so on.

The "Worst of"-list

INTERPOL has taken responsibility for providing a list of domains containing child sexual abuse content to any (Internet) Access Service Provider (ASP) willing to participate in reducing the availability of such material on the Web.

INTERPOL's "Worst of"-list includes those domains that contain the most severe child sexual abuse material, according to defined criteria.

Participation is free of charge and completely voluntary, and will see Internet traffic redirected away from child sexual abuse material to a "stop page" hosted on an ASP server. The "stop page" will provide a mechanism for complaints about the blocking of a domain. 

Working in partnership

INTERPOL is a member of the COSPOL Internet Related Child Abusive Material Project (CIRCAMP). This is a European police collaboration project, in which access blocking is promoted as a crime prevention tool. The primary goals of CIRCAMP are to detect, disrupt and dismantle networks, organizations or structures used for the production and/or distribution of child abusive files, to identify children and to stop abuse

18 noviembre 2015

Rescuing online child sexual abuse victims spotlighted at INTERPOL meeting

16 noviembre 2015

INTERPOL respalda el llamamiento de la cumbre #WePROTECT para la adopción de un modelo de respuesta nacional a fin de combatir los abusos de menores

05 noviembre 2015

La Asamblea General de INTERPOL aprueba un plan para el futuro de la Organización

04 noviembre 2015

Rwandan programme to tackle gender-based violence spotlighted at INTERPOL General Assembly

23 septiembre 2015

INTERPOL y el FBI estrechan sus lazos para combatir el terrorismo y la ciberdelincuencia

16 septiembre 2015

INTERPOL reúne a expertos para que intercambien buenas prácticas en materia de lucha contra el chantaje sexual

25 junio 2015

Official visit to INTERPOL by Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality

14 abril 2015

La tecnología de Microsoft impulsa la labor mundial de identificación -a través de INTERPOL- de niños víctimas de abusos

20 febrero 2015

Togo police arrest suspected child rapist accused of kidnapping two girls from Benin

11 diciembre 2014

INTERPOL role in combating online child abuse recognized by #WeProtect Global Summit

10 diciembre 2014

El aumento de la cooperación es esencial para resolver los delitos de abuso de menores en línea, afirma el jefe de INTERPOL

23 junio 2014

Premio internacional otorgado a un funcionario de INTERPOL en reconocimiento a su labor en pro de los derechos de los niños

18 junio 2014

Child abuse ring identified through international collaboration via INTERPOL

10 abril 2014

El Papa declara en una conferencia que la trata de personas es una herida abierta en la sociedad

09 abril 2014

El jefe de INTERPOL declara en una conferencia sobre trata de personas: “Somos aliados en la lucha mundial para proteger la vida y la dignidad humanas”

04 abril 2014

Una operación en Côte d’Ivoire apoyada por INTERPOL da lugar al rescate de niños víctimas de trata y explotación

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