22 Dec 2021 17:27:00Bucharest, Romania 22 December 2022
The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from...
21 Dec 2021 17:37:00Bucharest, Romania 21 December 2021
Season’s greetings and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday period from the Cybercrime...
16 Dec 2021 11:54:00Strasbourg 16 December 2021
On 15 December, the Senate of Brazil approved accession to the Budapest Convention. This crucial...
08 Dec 2021 14:25:00Strasbourg 8 December 2021
Fiji and Vanuatu were invited today to accede to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Thus, 80...
07 Dec 2021 17:52:00
How the Council of Europe tackles online violence against women through the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the Istanbul ConventionStrasbourg 7 December 2021
As digital technologies have a reproducing and amplifying effect on existing gender inequalities,...
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 is in preparation;
- 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)