31 mai 2023
Mauritius becomes 37th State to sign the Second Additional Protocol to Convention on CybercrimeStrasbourg 31 May 2023
Today, 31 May 2023, H.E. Mr Vijayen Valaydon, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius to France,...
23 mai 2023
Save the date: Octopus Conference 2023!Bucharest, Romania 23 May 2023
Held every 12 to 18 months by the Council of Europe, the Octopus Conference constitutes one of...
19 mai 2023
International Call for Tenders: consultancy services required in the field of criminal justiceStrasbourg, France 19 May 2023
The Co-operation Programmes Division of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law...
6 mai 2023
CyberEast: Introductory and Advanced training course on cybercrime and electronic evidence for 20 Ukrainian judgesBucharest, Romania 2-6 May 2023
Between 2-6 May 2023, the National School of Judges of Ukraine, with the support of CyberEast, a...
19 avr. 2023
Kazakhstan invited to join the Convention on CybercrimeStrasbourg 19 April 2023
Today, 19 April 2023, Kazakhstan was invited 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 (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.
Council of Europe Summit
(Reykjavik, 16-17 May 2023)
Octopus Conference 2023
(13-15 December 2023, Bucharest, Romania)
20th anniversary of the First Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime
Global State of Cybercrime Legislation 2013-2023: A Cursory Overview
Ransomware: New Guidance Note by the T-CY
The Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention was opened for signature on 12 May 2022
2021 marked the 20 years of the Convention on Cybercrime
- 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)