The event 'What future for international cybercrime cooperation?' organised by EU Cyber Direct took place in the margins of the new United Nations Ad-Hoc Committee process to negotiate an international convention on cybercrime.
The participation of non-governmental stakeholders – civil society, academia, and the private sector – is considered essential for the success of the process, which is expected to produce a practical and effective instrument enabling criminal law enforcement and judicial authorities to effectively fight cybercrime globally while safeguarding human rights and ensuring justice for victims.
With this event, EU Cyber Direct aimed to address critical issues that will shape the outcome of the process, facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders, and identify opportunities for them to provide input and support governments during the negotiations.
Patryk Pawlak, Brussels Executive Officer for the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and Director of EU Cyber Direct opened the event and was followed by opening remarks by Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of Delegation at the EU Delegation to the United Nations, and H.E. Faouzia Boumaiza Mebark, Chair of the UN Ad-hoc Committee.
Peter Micek, General Counsel and UN Policy manager at Access Now, Lani Cossette, Senior Director and Chief of Staff at Microsoft's UN Affairs, and Laurent Muschel, Director for International Security at the European Commission, joined the interactive panel session and answered the participants’ questions. Joyce Hakmeh, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, closed the discussion.
The event was co-organised with Chatham House and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in the context of the Let's Talk Cyber initiative.
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