DOJ-OOC continues conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

21 June 2018

The Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

The four-day training is a follow-up on the Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for the ASEAN Region held on 20-23 March 2018 in Manila, and aims to enhance and develop the skills of judges, magistrates and prosecutors in their disposition of cybercrime cases while putting them up to speed with technological trends.

Some 35 representatives from the Judicial Services, Ministries of Justice, Attorney Generals and other criminal justice institutions involved in the prosecution and adjudication of cyber-related crimes of Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines will attend the activity and share their acquired knowledge.

“We consider this a milestone in our never-ending battle against cybercrime. This is a proof that the DOJ is diligently working to uphold the rule of law even in the cyberworld,” Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra underscored.

Philippines is a priority and hub country for capacity building under the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) of the Council of Europe, and is considered an exponent of regional best practice in strengthening the response of criminal justice authorities to address the growing threats and challenges of cybercrime and electronic evidence, in line with international standards.

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