Cybercrime and criminal justice in cyberspace

Un webinars cybercrime final


The UN Intergovernmental Expert Group on Cybercrime (IEG) was established in 2010 “to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime and responses to it by Member States, the international community and the private sector, including the exchange of information on national legislation, best practices, technical assistance and international cooperation, with a view to examining options to strengthen existing and to propose new national and international legal or other responses to cybercrime”. In 2020, the IEG is to discuss the chapters on international cooperation and prevention of the Comprehensive Draft Study on Cybercrime, as contained in the work plan of the Expert Group for 2018-2021. In December 2019, the UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/74/247 initiated a new, parallel process. The resolution mandates the establishment of an Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee of Experts, representative of all regions, to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on “countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes”. The process is to begin with a three-day organisational session in August 2020.


The aim of this series of seminars is to contribute to the new process through the sharing of experience and good practices between criminal justice practitioners, who are to be the beneficiaries of a future UN treaty on cybercrime, and foreign policy experts, who will be involved in the negotiation of this treaty. The seminars will focus on:

  • The concept of cybercrime as a matter of criminal justice
  • The question of cybercrime legislation and reforms already undertaken by governments worldwide
  • The challenge of international cooperation in practice
  • The experience of capacity-building


This series of online seminars is aimed primarily at foreign affairs officials working on cybercrime and United Nations matters in New York (diplomatic missions to UN HQ), Vienna (diplomatic missions to UNODC) and capitals (Ministries of Foreign Affairs) as well as cybercrime and criminal justice experts from competent public authorities (for example from Ministries of Interior, Justice or Communications, and public prosecution or Attorney General’s office).

Further readings

24 June 2020 - Seminar with Asia-Pacific countries

Time: 7.00 a.m. – 8.45 a.m. UTC

Chair: Patryk PAWLAK, Brussels Executive Officer, EUISS


What is cybercrime?

Jayantha FERNANDO, Director, Sri Lanka CERT, Director | Legal Advisor, ICTA & Director, Colombo Stock Exchange

Status of global cybercrime legislation

Alexander SEGER, Head of Division, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe

International cooperation

Markk PERETE, Undersecretary, Department of Justice, The Philippines

Capacity building

Leotrina MACOMBER, Senior Crown Prosecutor, Tonga

7 July 2020 - Seminar with African countries

Time: 8.00 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. UTC

Chair: Joyce HAKMEH, Senior Fellow, Chatham House


What is cybercrime?

Albert ANTWI-BOASIAKO, National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy Advisor, Ministry of Communication, Ghana

Status of global cybercrime legislation

Alexander SEGER, Head of Division, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe

Momodou JALLOW, Principal ICT Officer, Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure, The Gambia

International cooperation

George-Maria TYENDEZWA, Assistant Director & Head, Cybercrime Prosecution Unit, Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria

Capacity building

Pravin HARRAH, Director of Public Prosecutions, Principal State Counsel, Office of the DPP, Mauritius

Kaleem USMANI, Head of Operations, CERT-MU, Mauritius

9 juillet 2020 - Seminaire dédié aux pays francophones du continent africain

Heure: 8.00 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. UTC

Président: François DELERUE, Chercheur cyberdéfense et droit international à l’Institut de Recherche stratégique de l’École Militaire, France

Les conférenciers:

Qu’est-ce que la cybercriminalité?

Papa Assane TOURE, Magistrat, Secrétaire Général Adjoint du Gouvernement, Sénégal

État de la législation mondiale sur la cybercriminalité

Alexander SEGER, Head of Division, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe

Sidi RALIOU, Directeur Economie Numérique a Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications et de l’Economie Numérique, Niger

Coopération internationale

Layla EZZOUINE, Chef du Service de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux nouvelles technologies a la direction de la Police Judiciaire de Maroc

Formation des Autorités chargées de l’application de la loi

Issa Saferiba FAYAMA, Magistrat, Directeur de Cabinet du Ministre de la Justice, Burkina Faso

20 July 2020 - Seminar with Latin America and the Caribbean countries

Time: 3.00 p.m. – 4.45 p.m. UTC

Chair: Patryk PAWLAK, Brussels Executive Officer, EU Institute for Security Studies


What is cybercrime?

Fernanda TEIXEIRA SOUZA DOMINGOS, Federal Prosecutor, Brazil | Cybercrime Supporting Group Coordinator

Status of global cybercrime legislation

Alexander SEGER, Head of Division, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe

Pedro VERDELHO, Vice President, Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY), Portugal

International cooperation

Camila BOSCH CARTAGENA, Lawyer, Money Laundering, White Collar, Environmental, Cyber and Organized Crimes Unit, Public Prosecution Office, Chile

Capacity building

Claudio PEGUERO, Brigade General, Advisor to the Director General on Cybermatters, National Police, Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Rep and GLACY+ National Coordinator, Dominican Republic

22 de Julio de 2020 - Ciberdelincuencia y Justicia Penal en el Ciberespacio

Hora: 3.00 p.m. – 4.45 p.m. UTC

Presidente: Camino KAVANAGH, Miembro asociado, King’s College de Londres


¿Qué es la ciberdelincuencia?

Claudio PEGUERO, General de Brigada, Asesor en Asuntos Cibernéticos del Director General de la Policía Nacional, Miembro en el Comité Directivo (T-CY) de la Convención de Budapest, Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto GLACY+, República Dominicana

El estado de la legislación sobre ciberdelincuencia a nivel mundial

Marcos SALT, Profesor de Derecho Penal y Derecho Procesal Penal, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Miembro en el Comité Directivo (T-CY) de la Convención de Budapest, Argentina

Cooperación internacional

Irma Llano PEREIRA, Fiscal delegado para la ciberdelincuencia, Ministerio Público, Paraguay

Desarrollo de capacidades

Emilia NAVAS APARICIO (TBC), Fiscala General de la República de Costa Rica

Carlos CUBILLO MIRANDA (TBC), Fiscal Adjunto III de la Fiscalía General de la República