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.
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.
information on the Council of Europeâ€™s work to fight cybercrime, please see the
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge