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OAS WILL CONSIDER DEVELOPMENTS IN LEGAL COOPERATION AGAINST CYBER-CRIME

For the seventh time, the Headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, will host the authorities and government experts from the Region with responsibilities in the area of international legal cooperation against cyber-crime.

This gathering will be inaugurated by the Secretary General of the OAS, Josť Miguel Insulza, on Monday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m., and will continue throughout that day and Tuesday, February 7.

The recommendations that result from the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Cyber-crime of the REMJA process (Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas), will be considered by the Ministers of Justice and Attorneys Generals of the Member States at its Ninth Meeting (REMJA-IX), in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The agenda of the next meeting of the Working Group on Cyber-crime includes the opportunity for participating government experts to share the latest developments in their respective countries, related mainly to the development or enactment of laws on this topic, the establishment or expansion of investigation and / or prosecution units, and adopting concrete measures for international cooperation.

For its part, the OAS General Secretariat, in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of the Working Group, will present an analysis of the state of the Region based on information provided by States in their responses to a standardized questionnaire on the matter, as well as developments taking place in legal and technical cooperation, reflected, inter alia, by the Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime and the information exchange Network between the central authorities on mutual assistance and cooperation.

The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the Council of Europe and other international experts, as part of the commitments made by the Working Group to continue strengthening the mechanisms for information exchange and cooperation with other international organizations and agencies in the area of cyber-crime, and addressing, inter-alia, international legal frameworks for combating cyber-crime. Also, there will be participation of private sector companies, in order to facilitate and strengthen cooperation with States to prevent, investigate and punish Cyber-crimes.

For more information about the meeting and the actions of the REMJA Working Group on Cybercrime visit the Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime at: http://www.oas.org/juridico/english/cyber.htm


 

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