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.
- Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
- First Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems)
- Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (on enhanced cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence)
- Octopus Project webpage
- GLACY+ project webpage
- Parliamentarians for Global Action website
- Regional Parliamentary Webinars to Promote Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime webpage
- Inaugural PGA African Webinar Promoting Universality and Implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol/s