Between November and December 2021, the Council of Europe, through its Octopus Project, contributed to a series of EU funded online cybercrime trainings for the Caribbean, organized by the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS).
The target audience of the trainings consisted of law enforcement and security practitioners representing a wide range of Caribbean countries, including Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Suriname, Barbados, Belize and Haiti.
The Council of Europe supported the training sessions on electronic evidence, financial investigations and international cooperation and helped participants in increasing their knowledge on best practices and international standards on preserving, collection, chain of custody and legal implications of electronic evidence, freezing, seizing and confiscating cybercrime proceeds, as well as on international cooperation and mutual legal assistance in cybercrime matters.
The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime was promoted as the most relevant legal international standard in cybercrime and e-evidence and further support was offered for strengthening capacities of the criminal justice authorities from the region.
CARICOM IMPACS website
Octopus Project webpage