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Azerbaijan to hold a seminar regarding Convention on Cybercrime

Date: August 27, 2008

Baku. İlhama İsabalayeva - APA-ECONOMICS. Azerbaijan will host a seminar on its joining the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime.
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies said the event will bring together experts and officials to discuss the dimension of activities after having acceded to the convention. Azerbaijan joined the convention on June 30.
The Convention on Cybercrime is the first international treaty seeking to address cybercrime and Internet crimes by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques and increasing cooperation among nations.

It was drawn up by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg with the active participation of the Council of Europe’s observer states Canada, Japan and USA.
The Convention and its Explanatory Report was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe at its 109th Session on 8 November 2001. It was opened for signature in Budapest, on 23 November 2001 and it entered into force on 1 July 2004. As of 2 September 2006, 15 states had signed, ratified and acceded to the convention, while a further 28 states had signed the convention but not ratified it.
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