20 mars 2023
C-PROC is recruiting a Programme ManagerBucharest, Romania 20 March 2023
Are you committed to upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond?...
8 mars 2023
Call to action following the international conference on strengthening co-operation on cybercrime and e-evidence in AfricaBouznika, Morocco 6-7 March 2023
More than 200 participants from 34 countries, including representatives of academia, private...
6 mars 2023
United Kingdom makes a further voluntary contribution to the Octopus ProjectStrasbourg, France 6 March 2023
The Government of the United Kingdom, as represented by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development...
28 févr. 2023
Octopus Project: Webinar on strengthening the capacities of criminal justice authorities on addressing xenophobia and racism committed onlineOnline 28 February 2023
On 28 February 2023, around 100 participants gathered online for the second webinar in the series...
27 févr. 2023
Albania becomes 36th State to sign the Second Additional Protocol to Convention on CybercrimeStrasbourg 27 February 2023
Today, 27 February 2023, Ambassador Dastid KORESHI, Permanent Representative of Albania, signed...
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.
International Conference on Strengthening Co-operation on Cybercrime and E-evidence in Africa
(6-7 March 2023, Morocco – livestreamed)
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)