5 déc. 2023
C-PROC at 10: Ten years of capacity building by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of EuropeBucharest, Romania 5 December 2023
In October 2013, the Council of Europe decided to sign a memorandum of understanding with the...
1 déc. 2023
Countering online xenophobia and racism: new study underlines increased relevance of the First Protocol to the Budapest ConventionStrasbourg 1 December 2023
The Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts...
30 nov. 2023Strasbourg, France 28 November 2023
The Government of the United Kingdom, as represented by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development...
23 nov. 2023Belgrade, Serbia; Ankara, Türkiye 15-16 November 2023; 22-23 November 2023
Within the scope of the iPROCEEDS-2 project that is nearing its completion, performance...
21 nov. 2023
GLACY+ and Octopus projects: Enhancing public-private cooperation in Latin America on cybercrime and e-evidenceSantiago, Chile 13-14 November 2023
Law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 14 LATAM countries – parties or invited to adhere...
Why and how is the Council of Europe working against cybercrime?
Cybercrime – that is offences against and by means of computer systems – has evolved into a significant threat to human rights, democracy and the rule of law as well as to international peace and stability, and it has major social and economic impact. In addition, any crime may involve evidence on a computer system needed in criminal investigations and proceedings.
The approach of the Council of Europe to address these challenges consists of the three inter-related elements of:
- the common standards of the Convention on Cybercrime (opened for signature in Budapest, Hungary, in November 2001) as the most relevant international criminal justice treaty on cybercrime and electronic evidence. It is supplemented by a First additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism via computer systems. A Second Additional Protocol has recently been adopted;
- the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) consisting of representatives of Parties to the Budapest Convention and responsible for assessing proper implementation of the Convention, preparing Guidance Notes and additional legal instruments, and facilitating cooperation among the Parties;
- capacity building projects by the dedicated Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) to assist countries worldwide to strengthen their criminal justice capacities for the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and other cases involving electronic evidence in line with the Convention and recommendations of the T-CY.
Octopus Conference 2023
(13-15 December 2023, Bucharest, Romania)
Council of Europe Summit
(Reykjavik, 16-17 May 2023)
- Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate
- Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users
- Data protection
- Action against Terrorism
- Protecting children
- Artificial Intelligence
- Istanbul Convention: Action against violence against women and domestic violence
- Internet Governance
- European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)
- Committee of Experts on the Operation of European Conventions on Co-operation in Criminal Matters (PC-OC)