21 sept. 2023
Underground Economy Conference 2023 – Commitment to solve global cybercrime challenges needs ongoing collaboration and technical innovationPrague, Czech Republic 4 -7 September 2023
From 4 to 7 September 2023, the Council of Europe, alongside Team Cymru, co-organised the...
19 sept. 2023Cyberjaya, Malaysia 18 September 2023
Given the continued interest of Malaysia in the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Council...
15 sept. 2023Seoul, South Korea September 2023
The Council of Europe – through the Octopus Project – contributed to the 23rd edition of the...
1 sept. 2023Bucharest 1 September
Registration is now open for this year’s Octopus Conference, which will take place on 13-15...
10 août 2023Strasbourg 10 August 2023
Today, 10 August 2023, Japan became the second state to ratify the Second Additional Protocol to...
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.
Octopus Conference 2023
(13-15 December 2023, Bucharest, Romania)
Council of Europe Summit
(Reykjavik, 16-17 May 2023)
- 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)