14th May 2013
Weak [sic] UK laws put children at risk of sexual abuse, warns ACPO report
"The United Kingdom’s law and extra-jurisdictional policing arrangements are putting vulnerable children at high risk [sic] of sexual abuse, by their failure [sic] either to prevent British sex offenders from travelling or to prosecute them when they commit offences abroad, according to a new report commissioned by the Association of Chief Police Officers released today."
Civil Prevention Orders: Sexual Offences Act 2003
ACPO COMMISSIONED REVIEW OF THE EXISTING STATUTORY SCHEME AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORM
V0.6 MAY 2013
ACPO Lead: Peter Davies [CEOP]
Lead author: Hugh Davies OBE QC [Anyone in the CPI/Police who will pay]
Co-authors: Christine Beddoe [ECPAT]; Stephanie McCourt [CEOP]; Janet McIntrye [CEOP/BFNI]; DCI John Geden [CEOP]; DC Alan Morgan [MPS PPU]
HUGH DAVIES OBE QC
"Criminal law; police regulation; inquests; associated public law
Extensive experience of serious crime, including leading multi-handed prosecutions involving serious organized crime on behalf of the National Crime Squad (now SOCA/NCA); the National Hi Tech Crime Unit; and so-called “cybercrime” cases investigated by the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU). Particular expertise in prosecuting offences involving child exploitation, either involving the internet, or by way of extra-jurisdictional contact offending against children."
"Co-author CBA submission to Home Office consultation in relation to criminalising possession of extreme pornography 
Legal advisor to the Children’s Charities Coalition for Internet Safety (CHIS) [2005 - ]
Chair of ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) inter-agency legal advisory panel on internet and international crimes against children [2008 - ]
Member of the ACPO Combating Child Abuse on the Internet (CCAI) committee and travelling sex offenders working group [2007 - ]
Member of the new ACPO child protection executive board and plenary boards (multi-disciplinary expert boards directed at all aspects of the policing of crimes against children, nationally and extra-territorially)
Head of the Bar Human Rights Committee Child Rights Unit [2009 - ] (directed at initiatives to address international child exploitation, and involving projects with local jurisdiction NGOs, police forces, Government, and prosecutors."
Hugh Davies, OBE QC
"An independent [sic] member of the national ACPO child-protection working group, with a documented interest in preventing the international exploitation of children, he was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to children and young people."
Hugh Davies OBE QC
"1990 Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn. Tenant at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London.
27 March 2013 Queen’s Counsel
Hugh Davies has extensive experience of conducting proceedings involving allegations of serious and organized
crime, including leading prosecutions on behalf of the National Crime Squad and the National Hi Tech Crime Unit
(now SOCA). This has included prosecuting offences involving child exploitation, either involving the internet, or
by way of extra-jurisdictional contact offending against children. He is head of the Bar Human Rights Committee
Child Rights Unit and an independent member of the ACPO child protection executive board. He delivers training
to judges and other professionals in relation to crimes involving indecent photographs of children. He was made
an OBE in 2011 for services to children and young people.
Additionally, he specialises in proceedings relating to the actions and accountability of police forces and police
officers, including defending charges of manslaughter, corruption, attempts to pervert the course of justice, and
misconduct in public office. He also has extensive associated experience advising and representing police officers
at public inquiries; inquests; IPCC supervised investigations; internal disciplinary proceedings and associated
judicial review proceedings. He is Counsel to the Inquest in relation to the death of Alexander Litvinenko, and coauthor of Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation, OUP, 2009."
10 January 2012
Hugh Davies recognised in New Year Honours List
"We offer our warm congratulations to Hugh Davies who, in his capacity as Legal Adviser to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), has been awarded an OBE for services to Children and Young People."