Cybercrime and terrorism: the criminal justice response
- Fernando PUERTO MENDOZA, Programme Officer, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
- Balques AL RADWAN, Associate Expert, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
- Philippe VAN LINTHOUT, Investigating Judge, Court of First Instance of Antwerp, Belgium
- Jan KERKHOFS, Federal Magistrate, Section Organized Crime – Cyber Unit, Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Belgium
- Giulia LUCCHESE, Counter-Terrorism Division, Information Society and Action against Crime Department, Council of Europe
- Alexander SEGER, Head of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe - Moderator
Date and time
- Friday, 12 June 2020 | 11:00 GMT / 14:00 EEST
Duration and format
- 2h | 75' presentations & 45' discussions
- Particularly useful for officials from national authorities, policy makers and criminal justice authorities involved in cybercrime and counter-terrorism areas
Language: English only
Facts show that Internet is increasingly used by terrorist organizations to facilitate contacts among members, spread propaganda materials, coordinate and fund acts of terrorism.
Many international treaties and tools, including the UN Security Council Resolutions, require State members to criminalize different forms of terrorism, including its facilitation, support and preparation.
However, this phenomenon poses challenges to criminal justice authorities, in terms of technical knowledge required in investigations and cross-border access to electronic evidence.
- To discuss the criminal justice response to cyber-enabled terrorism and assess the status of adoption and implementation of international standards in the field.
- To discuss good practices and problematic areas in investigating terrorist attacks and ensuring a coordinated response, also through case studies and recent examples.
The webinar is designed to encourage an interactive participation and to facilitate information sharing among participants, discussing relevant experiences, good practices, challenges and opportunities.
At the end of the webinar participants are expected:
- To have increased their knowledge on current forms of cyber-enabled terrorist activities.
- To have gathered information on available tools and procedures, legal and technical, to support counter-Terror on-line investigations, and to have identified relevant challenges and good practices.
- To have identified the type of support that can be provided through global capacity building initiatives.
- UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Cybersecurity
- UN Security Council, Resolution 2341 on the Protection of Critical Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks
- Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention Committee, T-CY Guidance Note #11 - Aspects of Terrorism covered by the Budapest Convention, 2016
- Council of Europe Division on Counter-Terrorism