International Cooperation on Criminal Justice in Cyberspace: Where we are and where are we heading to? – FA 02 Sub 03 2022

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21 June 2022 | 16:45 - 17:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Live transcription
Consolidated programme 2022 overview / Day 1

Proposals: #64 #65 #72

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This year saw a big step in the fight against cybercrime with the adoption of the second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, the European Union’s AI Act proposal which regulates (restricts) the use of AI for law enforcement purposes, and the strengthened efforts towards a UN treaty on cybercrime. This session will address whether these new tools for international cooperation on criminal justice in cyberspace are the solution, or only the first step towards better protection against cybercrime and what will be their impact in practice.

Session description

On 12 May the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime opened for signature. This new protocol introduces new tools for international cooperation, such as direct cooperation with service providers in other jurisdictions, enhanced cooperation in emergency situations and other such operational measures.

Starting 30 May, UN member states will kick off the 2nd negotiating session for a new treaty on cybercrime - considering criminalization, law enforcement & procedural measures.

This session is a continuation of the debate from previous years’ discussions on regulatory efforts to address the issues of cybercrime and the developments ever since.

Human rights issues will be an integral part of this discussion. The discussion related to human rights aims to include a special emphasis on the technological tools, such as the use of AI facial recognition technology and automated criminal profiling, especially in the light of the new European Union AI Act proposal which regulates the use of such technologies. The central message will revolve around the question whether these new regulatory initiatives allow LEA to do the right thing in the right way.


The session will consist of short presentations from the key participants followed by Q&As with the session participants both on site and online.

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  • Desara Dushi
  • Alève Mine
  • Megi Reci
  • Aida Mahmutović
  • Fotjon Kosta
  • Oliver Risteski

Key Participants

  • Markko Kunnapu legal adviser in the Ministry of Justice of Estonia and member of the CoE Bureau of the Convention Committee on Cybercrime (T-CY) (attending in person)
  • Isabella Brunner, Cybercrime Officer at UNODC (attending online)
  • Jesper Lund, IT-Pol Denmark and EDRi member, representing EDRi (attending online)

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