European Union External Action

GLACY+: Special Programme on Cybercrime for the Supreme Court Justices of Mauritius

Mauritius , 07/08/2018 - 07:14, UNIQUE ID: 180907_1
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The Council of Europe organized a dedicated high level workshop on cybercrime and electronic evidence for the Supreme Court Justices of Mauritius from 1 to 3 August. A large majority of the Supreme Court Judges were actively engaged over the three-day program.

The content was specifically crafted on the needs expressed by the Mauritian judiciary during the initial assessment, and included practical sessions with case studies to stimulate debate on how to effectively apply the law and what are the opportunities offered to Mauritius as a Party to the Budapest Convention.

A follow up will be planned in the spring of 2019, so as to build upon the competencies already acquired by the Supreme Court Justices and to consolidate the role of Mauritius as a judicial training hub for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on matters related to cybercrime and electronic evidence.

 

Background:

GLACY+  is a Joint project of the European Union (Instrument Contributing to Peace and Stability) and the Council of Europe.

GLACY+ is intended to extend the experience of the GLACY project (2013 – 2016) and supports twelve priority and hub countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean region – Cabo Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka and Tonga. These countries may serve as hubs to share their experience within their respective regions.

Objectives:

To strengthen the capacities of States worldwide to apply legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence and enhance their abilities for effective international cooperation in this area.

  1. To promote consistent cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and strategies.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of police authorities to investigate cybercrime and engage in effective police-to-police cooperation with each other as well as with cybercrime units in Europe and other regions.
  3. To enable criminal justice authorities to apply legislation and prosecute and adjudicate cases of cybercrime and electronic evidence and engage in international cooperation.
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