Effective Strategies for Prosecuting Cyber crime Cases Conference

By the end of the conference, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify current IT trends and how they will shape future security strategies
  • Engage with computers, networks and how do they work
  • Define cybercrime and electronic evidence
  • Utilize substantive and procedural laws as well as technologies can be applied,
  • Review cybercrime legislation: international, regional and domestic legislation (including case law) and international standards
  • Undertake electronic evidence: technical procedures and legal considerations
  • Engage in practical aspects of investigation and prosecution cybercrime
  • Develop practical strategies and action plans for prosecuting cybercrime
  • Identify admissible electronic evidence, package the evidence and present it in court
  • Draw charge sheets and requests for Mutual Legal Assistance
  • Contribute to enhanced knowledge through networking among judges and prosecutors

Introduction

Current development in Information Technologies (ICTs) and the advancement of cyberspace is truly a revolutionary phenomenon of our times. While the benefits of this borderless ecosystem have grown exponentially it has also enhanced the magnetic attraction to criminality.  Cyber criminals have become increasingly inventive and gravitate to jurisdictions which offer them most protection because of outdated and non-harmonized legal regimes and law enforcement agencies which do not have the skills and resources to monitor Internet traffic, investigate complaints, prosecute or invoke any intervention that may be warranted.  Many institutions have fallen victim of loss in billions of dollars.  Africa continues to grapple with the cybercrimes particularly with regards to understanding of the crimes as well as in their investigation and prosecution. The criminal justice system remains at loss should it not be prepared to deal with cyber-related crimes. Millions of dollars are syphoned from unsuspecting individuals, and other crimes flourish through the manipulation of cyberspace. Given the reliance of societies worldwide on information and communication technologies, judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers must be prepared to deal with cybercrime and electronic evidence. Particular efforts are therefore required to enable these legal practitioners to prosecute and adjudicate cybercrime.

This conference aims to provide hands-on experiences on deal and various aspects of adjudicating and prosecuting cyber crime crimes, an emerging crime that requires urgent attention globally. In this way, the training will contribute to the guarantee of their independence and impartiality in dealing with such cases.