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Georgia becomes party to the Convention on Cybercrime

On 6 June 2012, Georgia became a party to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185). The Convention will enter into force in respect of Georgia on 1 October 2012. Georgia is the 34th state party to the Convention.  

The Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature in Budapest on 23 November 2001 and entered into force on 1 July 2004. It is the first international treaty on crimes committed via the internet and other computer networks dealing particularly with infringements of copyright, computer-related fraud, child pornography and violations of network security. Its main objective, set out in the preamble, is to pursue a common criminal policy aimed at the protection of society against cybercrime, especially by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.

For more information on the Council of Europe’s work to fight cybercrime, please see the cybercrime website:


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A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.

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