OAS/REMJA AND THE UNITED STATES TRAINING JUDGES AND MAGISTRATES OF CENTRAL AMERICA, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND MEXICO IN LEGAL COOPERATION AGAINST CYBER-CRIME
Starting from today, the 24th of March, until the 26th, 2015, the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs, the United States Department of Justice, through its Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), and the Guatemalan Judicial Branch, will hold a Regional Cyber-crime Training Workshop in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
This workshop will provide training to Judges and Magistrates from Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Panama, with respect to, among others, the scope and context of international cyber-crime standards and conventions, legal resources available, the handling of electronic evidence, procedural cybercrime legislation, and the importance of international legal cooperation in the prosecution and punishment of cybercrime. The workshop will also include a mock oral-trial proceeding demonstrating the important role of and admissibility of electronic evidence in criminal prosecutions.
This event in Guatemala is the 23rd workshop to be held under the framework of the OAS Cyber-Crime Training Program, in fulfillment of the recommendations adopted by the Working Group on Cyber-crime of the REMJA process (Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas).
As such, it is expected that the opening of the workshop will be attended by the Magistrates of the Supreme Court of Guatemala, the Attorney General of Guatemala, Ambassadors to Guatemala from the participating countries, and the Deputy Chief of the United States Embassy in Guatemala.
In addition, this workshop is the second in a series of training workshops provided by the OAS Cyber-Crime Training Program that are specifically directed to Judges, Magistrates and the members of the judicial branch in the OAS Member States, with similar events to be carried out during 2015 for other sub-regions and Member States of the OAS. For more information visit the Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime.
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