The Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute and the Sri Lanka CERT, with the support of the GLACY+ project, have organised a series of refresher training workshops on the Budapest Convention, cybercrime and electronic evidence. The workshops were delivered in two sessions, each with some 25 participants: the first for magistrates (13-15 August) and the second for the High Court judges of Sri Lanka (19-21 August). Both workshops were opened by the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, the Hon. Jayantha Jayasuriya.
Building on the extensive judicial training programme previously delivered in Sri Lanka under the GLACY+ project, the sessions served to refresh participants’ knowledge of the Budapest Convention and to highlight some of the emerging issues in the cybercrime landscape. This targeted programme covered practical aspects of the substantive, procedural and international cooperation provisions of the Budapest Convention and its Second Additional Protocol, as well as relevant domestic developments, namely the newly adopted Data Protection Act. It also addressed challenges related to virtual currencies.
The training was delivered by national experts previously trained under the GLACY+ project as well as international experts provided by the Council of Europe. It is part of the project’s continued efforts to increase national pools of judicial trainers for the delivery of training on cybercrime and electronic evidence in priority countries.