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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 15719)  

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Title 1st topical workshop on cybercrime - substantive criminal law 
Status Completed 
Date 26/06/2006 - 27/06/2006 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - PACO-Serbia
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP PACO-Serbia - Project against economic crime    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2005/DG1/JP/1624   PACO-Serbia - Improvement of detection and prevention of cyber crime
Expected Result 3.1 - Networking for the implementation of the COE Cybercrime Convention: Co-operation between policy-makers, state bodies, business community, industry (including the international service providers) and civil society strengthened in view of the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185).
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 3 – Building a society based on the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ 3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2004/DG1/143 Effective measures to fight economic crime
Expected Result 3 Capacities of member states strengthened against corruption and organised crime in central and eastern Europe

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department)
CoE Contact MUSIAŁKOWSKI, Przemysław   email
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1 http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/legal_co-operation/combating_economic_crime/3_technical_cooperation/paco/PACO-Serbia/default.asp#TopOfPage  
Last Modified 15/12/2006 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 15719) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The aim of the 1st WS was to analyze the current legal status of substantive criminal law provisions related to combating Cybercrime in Serbia. With this background the substantive criminal law provisions laid down in Articles 2-10 of the Convention on Cybercrime were introduced and discussed in details. One of the goals was to discover loopholes in to the Serbian substantive criminal law legislation by comparing to current status of the legislation with the requirements of Convention on Cybercrime.
An effective fight against Cybercrime is very much depending on the skills of the members of the law enforcement. Therefore a special training concept is necessary to improve the knowledge of police officers, court experts, prosecutors (and investigative judges - depending on the legislative situation with regard to the position of the investigative judges in the future).

Due to those needs the 1st Workshop on ''Cybercrime & Substantive Criminal Law'' was held on 26th and 27th of June 2006 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.
Output/Results Presentations were made on:
“Introduction to the Convention on Cybercrime” and “Substantive Criminal Law Provisions in the Convention on Cybercrime”
“Crime situation regarding Cybercrime in Eastern Europe”
“Experience with the ratification of the Convention on Cybercrime in Bulgaria”
“Legislation with regard to Substantive Criminal Law related to Cybercrime in Serbia”
“Crime situation regarding Cybercrime in Serbia” 
Conclusions/Follow Up The presentations of the foreign and local experts and the contributions from the participants proved that Cybercrimes do already play a role in the every day work of law enforcement agencies. With regard to the necessary substantive criminal law provisions Serbia is not yet fully prepared to effectively fight Cybercrime. Further analysis will point out those gaps that can be filled by ratifying the Convention on Cybercrime. 
Participants Participants that took part at the WS were experts with at least basic knowledge about technical and legal aspects of Cybercrime form the various entities that deal with the combating of the Cybercvrime and included the representatives of public prosecutors, judges of the district courts and the Supreme Court, criminal polic, border police, customs service, ministry of justice and ministry of interior. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Marco Gercke, Ms Albena Spasova, Ms Lidija Komlen Nikolic and Branko Stamenkovic 
CoE Secretariat Przemysław MUSIAŁKOWSKI 
Total No. Participants 33 
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