Parliamentarians for Global Action, GLACY + and Octopus Project: first regional parliamentary webinar to promote universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime


On July 13, the GLACY + project and the Octopus project in collaboration with Parliamentarians for Global Action organized the first webinar in a series of four thematic webinars aimed at promoting the universality and implementation of the Budapest Convention and its protocols in order to ensure an effective and coordinated approach to combat cybercrime ,.

The webinar, dedicated to the African region, provided parliamentarians and policy makers with a platform to identify effective approaches to tackle cybercrime in African countries and an overview on how to use the opportunities offered by the mechanism. of the Budapest Convention and its protocols. , focusing on the impact, benefits and response of criminal justice under the Convention from a regional perspective.

Participants from 17 countries (Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, DRC, Central African Republic, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, South Africa, Zimbabwe) actively participated discussions and became familiar with the main attributes of the Budapest Convention as a guideline for national cybercrime legislation, better equipped to promote universality and implementation of the Cybercrime Treaty, and programs better informed or relevant capacity building implemented by the Council of Europe.

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

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