CyberSouth project organised a regional online workshop on legislation and international cooperation in cybercrime and electronic evidence, on the 29th of July 2020. The event gathered around 60 participants from the Ministry of Justice, International legal departments, Public Ministry and Police forces of priority countries as well as experts from France and the United States of America.
The aim of this regional workshop was to introduce to the countries the international standards on cybercrime legislation and legal instruments for international cooperation and assess whether their legislation is in line. The workshop was also an opportunity for the countries to present their legislative tools and procedures for conducting cybercrime investigations, collection of e-evidence and best practices on the international cooperation.
Furthermore, two draft studies on cybercrime legislation (substantive law and procedural powers) and international cooperation capacities of the priority countries were presented with the aim to identify the legislative loopholes and provide recommendations for the harmonisation of their legislation with the international standards.
Follow up support will be provided by the Council of Europe in the form of recommendations to the project countries for strengthening their cybercrime legislation and their capacities for international cooperation.