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Octopus Project: Authorities in Barbados are pursuing updates of their domestic cybercrime legislation in line with the Budapest Convention

Online 22-23 July 2021
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Octopus Project: Authorities in Barbados are pursuing updates of their domestic cybercrime legislation in line with the Budapest Convention

National authorities of Barbados are invested in updating their domestic legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in line with the provisions of the Budapest Convention as the international legislative standard in the field.

Following the Desk review and Online Workshop on Cybercrime Legislation and Electronic Evidence jointly organised this June with national authorities of Barbados by the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) and the Council of Europe in the framework of the Octopus Project, a preparatory meeting took place online on 22-23 July with the participation of representatives from the Law Reform Commission and the Chief Parliamentary Counsel’s Office. The purpose of the meeting was to have a more detailed discussion on amendments recommended to be made in line with international standards.

Through the Octopus Project, the Council of Europe will continue to provide support to countries in the Caribbean region for legislative alignment with international best practices based on the Budapest Convention on cybercrime as a global standard, as well as for further capacity building. The Council of Europe gratefully acknowledges voluntary contributions of the donors to this project.


 CARICOM IMPACS website
 Octopus Project webpage