03 Dec 2021 12:39:00
US Department of State’s Bureau of International and Law Enforcement Affairs makes voluntary contribution to Octopus ProjectStrasbourg 3 December 2021
Ms Darragh Paradiso, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Deputy Permanent Observer and Consul General of the...
17 Nov 2021 11:47:00
Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of EuropeStrasbourg 17 November 2021
As the Convention on Cybercrime turns 20, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has...
28 Oct 2021 15:34:00
Special event on the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention and the forthcoming Protocol: UpdateStrasbourg 28 October 2021
The special event on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Budapest Convention on...
25 Oct 2021 12:09:00Strasbourg, France 20 October 2021
Trinidad and Tobago has been invited by the Council of Europe to accede to the Budapest...
07 Oct 2021 11:33:007 October 2021
In the same speed in which people use and adopt new technologies, criminals exploit that same...
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)