Department of Justice (DOJ) and Council of Europe (COE) conducts 3rd Regional Cybercrime Conference

Posted: 22 May 2013

The Department of Justice (DOJ), in cooperation with the Council of Europe (COE), is set to host the 3rd  Regional Cybercrime Conference, entitled "Protecting Children against Online Sexual Violence in South-East Asia: Law Enforcement cooperation and Criminal Law Benchmarks of the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions" on 23-24 May 2013 in Manila, Philippines.

Secretary Leila M. De Lima will deliver the Welcome Remarks for this significant event.

 "This workshop is timely and relevant to address the need for further strengthening of law enforcements' rapid and measured investigative response on online sexual violence against children," said Secretary De Lima.

Briefly, the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions provide guidelines in the development of domestic legislations harmonized with international standards for effective international cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of child sexual offenders.

"Online sexual violence against children is one of the worst forms of cybercrime. The regional workshop that will be held by the Department of Justice of the Philippines in partnership with the Council of Europe will help countries of the ASEAN region to create a strong legal basis for law enforcement cooperation to protect children in cyberspace," said Mr. Alexander Seger, Head, Data Protection, Council of Europe.

Participants of the workshop will be representatives of ASEAN Member States consisting of the Ministries of Justice, Prosecution Services and law Enforcement.

A copy of the program may be downloaded at .pdf.

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