20 Jul 2022 17:10:00
CyberSouth: Judicial Training Course on International Co-operation on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in LebanonBeirut, Lebanon 13-15 July 2022
From 13 to 15 July 2022, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC),...
19 Jul 2022 11:56:00
GLACY+: Reviewing project progress and planning activities during the project’s 12th Steering Committee meetingonline 13 July 2022
On 13 July 2022, the Council of Europe together with the European Union and INTERPOL, hosted the...
14 Jul 2022 16:10:00Izmir, Turkiye 11 – 14 July 2022
Over the last years, ransomware attacks have been confirmed as one of cybercrime’s main business...
10 Jul 2022 10:11:00IN PERSON MAY - JULY 2022
From May to July 2022, the GLACY+ project organised a series of advisory workshops on Search,...
01 Jul 2022 13:01:00Strasbourg 1 July 2022
Côte d’Ivoire was invited on 30 June 2022 to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime....
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 (TCY) 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 (CPROC) 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 TCY.
- 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)