Given the threat of cybercrime and the increasing relevance of electronic evidence in criminal proceedings, retrieving evidence becomes essential in order to prosecute offenders or to prove the innocence of suspects. Judges and prosecutors need to know and understand the nature and evidential implications of cases of cybercrime and search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds, as well as the available legal instruments and approaches to international cooperation.
This needs to be underpinned and reinforced by dedicated comprehensive, coherent and sustainable training curricula for judges and prosecutors.
The regionalworkshop is aimed to support the integration of these topics into the curricula of judicial training institutions.
The participants are expected to reflecton the current state of judicial training on cybercrime,electronic evidence and online crime proceeds and the way forward to ensure the long-term integration of these topics into the curricula of judicial training academies in each iPROCEEDS
project countries/areas (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Kosovo*
Participants comprise representatives of judicial training institutions, judiciary and prosecutionfrom each iPROCEEDS project countries/areas and Council of Europe experts from Croatia, France, Ireland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
The event is held in Zagreb, Croatia and it is jointly organised by the Judicial Academy of Croatia and the Council of Europe. It is part of the joint European Union/Council of Europe project on targeting crime proceeds on the Internet in South-Eastern Europe and Turkey, 2016-2019.