Action against economic crime


Results of the Project on Cybercrime

[19 May 2009, Strasbourg] A provisional version of the report summarising the results of Phase 1 of the global Project on Cybercrime is now available.

Project report

Workshop on cybercrime legislation in ASEAN countries (28 November 2008, Kuala Lumpur)

[28 November 2008, Kuala Lumpur] Eight ASEAN countries participated in this workshop that was jointly organised by the ASEAN Secretariat, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.


Cybercrime training for prosecutors and judges from South-Eastern Europe and workshop of 24/7 points of contact (19 November 2008, Ohrid)

[19 November 2008, Strasbourg] The regional meeting, consisting of a cybercrime training event for judges and prosecutors and a workshop for 24/7 points of contact for international cybercrime investigations, was organised within the Projects on Cybercrime and on Support to Prosecutors' Network in South Eastern Europe (PROSECO).


Workshop on cybercrime for judges, prosecutors and investigators in Sri Lanka (27-28 October 2008, Colombo)

[30 October 2008, Strasbourg] This joint event of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and the Council of Europe was addressed by the Minister of Science and Technology, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Justice and other high-level representatives. Discussions showed that the new law on cybercrime that entered into force in July 2008 meets the minimum requirements of the Convention on Cybercrime and that Sri Lanka should consider accession to this treaty.


Cybercrime workshop in Turkey (23-24 October 2008, Bolu)

[30 October 2008, Strasbourg] This workshop was aimed at raising awareness on cybercrime matters in Turkey, at the training of judges and at promoting the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime. Organised by the Turkish authorities with the support of Microsoft and the participation of the Council of Europe, it was an example of public-private partnership and multi-stakeholder involvement.


Fostering Security, Privacy and Openness on the Internet (30-21 October 2008, Strasbourg)

20 October 2008, Strasbourg] In preparation of the 2008 Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Hyderabad, India, 3-6 December 2008), and at the request of several stakeholders (states, industry, civil society), the Council of Europe has agreed to host a European-wide, open-ended, multi-stakeholder dialogue and exchange on the main thematic discussions and workshop proposals for the IGF, in particular on fostering security, privacy and openness on the Internet. 

Workshop on cybercrime legislation in Latin America (3-5 September 2008, Bogota)

[5 September 2008, Strasbourg] This workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, the Organisation of American States, the United States Department of Justice and the Council of Europe in Colombia. A detailed review of the cybercrime legislation of 17 countries of Latin America against the provisions of the Convention on Cybercrime was carried out.


Agenda: English / Spanish
Organisation of American States Legal Co-operation Newsletter

Azerbaijan signs the Convention on cybercrime (30 June 2008, Strasbourg)

[30 June 2008, Strasbourg] On 30 June 2008, Mr Ali Abbasov, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Azerbaijan, signed the Convention on Cybercrime in the presence of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Workshop on cybercrime legislation and capacity building for West African countries (9-11 July 2008, Cotonou)

[30 June 2008, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe participated in this regional workshop on cybercrime organized by the United States Department of Justice. Its purpose was, among other things, to help countries of west Africa develop legislation in line with the Convention on Cybercrime.

Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (26-27 May 2008, Tokyo)

[23 May 2008, Strasbourg] Countries of the Asia Pacific region undertake important efforts to strengthen their legislation in line with the Convention on Cybercrime. In support of these efforts, the Council of Europe will contribute to the CeCOS II summit in Tokyo, Japan.

The website of the Summit

Council of Europe supports Caribbean region in strengthening cybercrime legislation (13-15 May 2008, Port of Spain)

[12 May 2008, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe contributes to a workshop on cybercrime legislation in the Caribbean region, organised by the Organisation of American States and the US Department of Justice in Trinidad and Tobago. The aim of the workshop is to support the 14 participating countries in the strengthening of their legislation in line with the Convention on Cybercrime of the Council of Europe.

Dominican Republic accession to the Cybercrime Convention (16 April 2008, Santo Domingo)

[17 April 2008, Strasbourg] A conference on the "integration of the Dominican Republic into the Convention on Cybercrime" was organised by the National Police and INDOTEL in cooperation with Microsoft. The conference concluded that cybercrime legislation adopted by the Dominican Republic in 2007 brings national legislation in compliance with the Convention but that actual accession would offer new opportunities for international cooperation.

octopus interface 2008  Conference adopts guidelines on law enforcement-service 

   provider co-operation (1-2 April 2008, Strasbourg)

 [2 April 2008, Strasbourg] More than 200 cybercrime experts from all over  the world participated in the Octopus Interface Conference “Cooperation against cybercrime” (link to conference page).

The conference, among other things, adopted guidelines that will help foster cooperation among law enforcement authorities and internet service providers in the investigation of cybercrime. The conference was followed by the 3rd meeting of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) on 3-4 April.

Conference Agenda

Estonian contribution to the Project on Cybercrime

[February 2008, Strasbourg] The Government of Estonia has pledged Euro 50,000 for activities under the 2008 workplan of the Project on Cybercrime. This will allow the Council of Europe to continue its support to the global implementation of the Convention on Cybercrimes.

G-building   Meeting on Cybercrime Convention Committee (3-4 April    

   2008, Strasbourg)

[2 April 2008, Strasbourg] The third meeting of the T-CY was held in Strasbourg in the new building and followed the Octopus Interface Conference on Co-operation against Cybercrime which will take place at the same premises on 1 and 2 April 2008.

T-CY Committee
OCTOPUS Interface Conference 2008


Regional workshop on cybercrime (17-18 December 2007, Plovdiv)

[14 December 2007, Strasbourg] This workshop organised in Bulgaria was aimed at reviewing cybercrime legislation and the training of judges in cybercrime matters.

  Conference on cybercrime in Arab Region (26-27   

   November 2007, Cairo)

[23 November 2007, Strasbourg] At the closure of this regional conference on cybercrime, the meeting adopted a declaration recommending that countries of the Arab region use the Convention on Cybercrime as a model to guide the development of national legislation on cybercrime.

Cairo Declaration: Arabic | English
The Convention in Arabic
The Protocol in Arabic

OAS Expert meeting on cybercrime (19-20 November 2007, Washington DC)

[15 November 2007, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe participated in this meeting of the Organisation of American States which generated considerable interest the Convention on Cybercrime. It is to be followed up by a joint OAS/CoE regional event on cybercrime legislation in June/July 2008.

Conference on identity fraud (7-9 November, Tomar)

[6 November 2007, Strasbourg] The Council of Europe contributed in particular to the panel on cybercrime and identity theft. The Conference, among other things, concluded that “all EU Member States should give priority to ratifying and fully implementing the Convention on Cybercrime in order to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of identity theft”

Discussion paper on identity theft
Paper on identity theft and the Convention on Cybercrime

Review of cybercrime legislation in Indonesia (1 November 2007, Jakarta)

[01 November 2007, Strasbourg] Through the Project on Cybercrime the Indonesian authorities were assisted in the review of their draft legislation related to cybercrime.

The Convention in Bahasa

Project Documentation

Final Project Report

Project Activities

All activities

Project Reports

Studies and reports

Country profiles

Law enforcement - ISP guidelines
Octopus 2007 reports

Octopus 2008 reports

Useful links

Cybercrime Convention (ETS 185)
The Convention in other languages
Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (ETS 189)
The Protocol in other languages


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