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Fighting cybercrime in CIS

Date: June 22, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: CCRC staff

The baffling complexity of problems related to computer crime necessitates international cooperation and first of all cooperation of countries-members of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Presently, efforts to fight computer crimes are undertaken at both national and international levels. This fact is proved by a number of international acts: Cybercrime Convention adopted on 27th April 2000 by the Council of Europe, Measures to combat computer-related crime adopted at the 11th UN Crime Congress with Adoption of Bangkok Declaration Calling for Action against Organized Crime, Terrorism, Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society adopted at the G8 Summit held on 21-23 July 2000.

In the scales of CIS countries a Model Criminal Code was adopted on 17th February 1996 at the 7th plenary session of inter-Parliamentary Assembly. This Model Criminal Code envisages penal liability for computer crimes. On June 1, 2001 an agreement on cooperation of CIS countries to combat crimes in the sphere of computer information was signed in Minks, Belarus. The issue of computer crimes needed to take urgent adequate legal measures by the lawmakers of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan to counteract to computer crimes. These measures included drafting new and unification of existing laws, enhancing older laws, adopting new legal acts and norms.

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