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Technical Assistance and Capacity Building on Cybercrime: What Lessons for a New Treaty?

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The transnational nature of cybercrime requires international cooperation and sharing of expertise between law enforcement, prosecutors and other criminal justice authorities. Differences in the levels of expertise, skills and technical capabilities between states have prompted technical assistance efforts, now commonly referred to as capacity building.

On 1 September 2022, EU Cyber Direct organised a meeting for government representatives to look at two decades of experience with technical assistance and capacity building on cybercrime and identify lessons for the ongoing negotiations of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of ICTs for Criminal Purposes.

The meeting tapped specifically into the experience of countries in the Global South, which is crucial given that the fast-paced evolution of cybercrime and the overwhelming increase in digital investigations against limited human and financial resources of law enforcement authorities create a huge challenge for practitioners, particularly in emerging and developing economies.