iPROCEEDS: Judicial Course on Cybercrime, Electronic Evidence and Online Crime Proceeds delivered by national trainers in Turkey
Lack of adequate training can be a major obstacle in having judges and prosecutors responding to the threat of cybercrime, online crime proceeds and handling electronic evidence in an effective and efficient way. The key actors in the criminal justice system, need more than ever to know and understand the nature and evidential implications of cases of cybercrime and search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds, as well as the available legal instruments and approaches to international cooperation.
In this vein, the iPROCEEDS project in cooperation with the Justice Academy of Turkey, delivered a four days Introductory Judicial Course on Cybercrime, Electronic Evidence and Online Crime Proceeds for around 30 judges and prosecutors from Turkey.
Equipped with solid knowledge and experience, a team of national trainers, who successfully completed the Training-of-Trainers course organised on 2-6 April 2019, in Skopje, North Macedonia, instructed their peers on a combination of sessions on cybercrime, technology, electronic evidence, international legislation in the field, financial investigation, money laundering typologies of online proceeds, as well as international and public-private cooperation.
The judges and prosecutors were trained to deal with cybercrime and the related criminal money flows by making use of the existing substantive and procedural laws, as well as of the available avenues of expedite and extensive international and public-private cooperation.
During the opening part of the training, the President of the Justice Academy of Turkey, Mr. Muhittin ÖZDEMİR added:
Sustainable judicial education programmes on cybercrime are important mechanisms for judges and prosecutors to reach the necessary information and knowledge to effectively fulfill their duties.