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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: First Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

ONLINE | AFRICA REGION 13 JULY 2021
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Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY+ and Octopus Project: First Regional Parliamentary Webinar to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

On 13 July, GLACY+ project and Octopus Project together with Parliamentarians for Global Action organised the first webinar from a series of four thematic webinars to promote the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s to ensure an effective and coordinated approach to tackle cybercrime,.

 

The webinar, dedicated to the African region, provided Parliamentarians and policy makers with a platform for identifying effective approaches to countering cybercrime in African countries and insight on how to make use of the opportunities offered by the mechanism of the Budapest Convention and its Protocol/s, focused on the impact, benefits and criminal justice response under the Convention from a regional perspective.

 

Participants from 13 countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, RDC, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Togo, Zimbabwe) actively engaged in discussions and became more familiar with the main attributes of the Budapest Convention as a guideline for domestic cybercrime legislation, better equipped to promote universality and implementation of the Cybercrime Treaty, and more informed or relevant capacity building programmes implemented by the Council of Europe.

 

Follow the agenda of the upcoming webinars in the series – 15 September 2021 – Caribbean Region, 9 November 2021 – Asia/Pacific Region, 18 January 2022 – Latin America, along with more details and relevant information, on the dedicated webpage.