Electronic evidence in cases of offences against and by means of information technology is usually difficult to collect and process due to volatility of data. It is therefore crucial that, in investigating and prosecuting cybercrime, the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime are prepared to employ a variety of international cooperation tools available under the Convention in an efficient and timely manner. Prompt international cooperation supports preservation and production of admissible and reliable electronic evidence that can be used in pre-trial and trial proceedings in criminal cases.
With the Training on international cooperation for the Azerbaijani authorities on 22-24 February 2021, the CyberEast project completed the series of similar training courses in the Eastern Partnership region, which started in January 2021. These three days training course brought together investigators, prosecutors and judges, and addressed international cooperation tools and channels provided by the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its upcoming Second Additional Protocol. The training also featured strong focus on the use of standard cooperation templates approved by the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) for improving the process of cooperation.
These series will be followed up with dedicated sessions on introductory and advanced training courses on cybercrime and electronic evidence