Cybercrime

Cybercrimes such as online child exploitation, identity theft, fraud and hate speech are on the rise. ICCLR’s anti-cybercrime initiatives are centred around the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, an international treaty, ratified by the Government of Canada and over 60 other States, that requires countries to outlaw specific activities relating to the content and use of data, and to create mechanisms for international cooperation to investigate and prosecute criminals.

ICCLR began developing it anti-cybercrime project in 2019. The need to address online child exploitation and hate speech were key motivators in this decision. ICCLR’s anti-cybercrime initiatives are centred around the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, an international treaty, ratified by the Government of Canada and over 60 other States, that requires countries to outlaw specific activities relating to the content and the use of data.

The Budapest Convention also works to create mechanisms for international cooperation to investigate and prosecute criminals. ICCLR brings years of treaty implementation and international cooperation experience together with experts in computer science and criminology to assist partners in developing their capacity to fight cybercrime, participate in international cooperation mechanisms and to ratify the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.