OAS/REMJA AND THE UNITED STATES PROVIDE TRAINING ON LEGAL COOPERATION TO
COMBAT CYBER-CRIME TO MAGISTRATES AND JUDGES FROM
From March 24 to 26, 2015, the Organization of American States, through the Working Group on Cyber-Crime of the Meetings of Ministers of Justice or other Ministers of Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA), together with the United States Department of Justice, through its Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and its Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), held a Regional Cyber-Crime Workshop for Magistrates and Judges in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Following the inauguration, Day 1 of the substantive training began with a moderated discussion in which participants exchanged experiences related to actual cyber-crime cases in their respective jurisdictions, including the particular challenges that are inherent in the prosecutions of cyber-offenses. Training was also provided on, among others, the various forms of crimes that can be committed via the internet; tools that can be used to assist cyber-crime investigations and prosecutions; an analysis of actual cyber-crime cases. Participants were also informed of the concrete progress and developments that have taken place in this arena within the framework of the Organization of American States, and particularly through the REMJA Working Group on Cyber-Crime, as well as of the resources and tools available in this area on the OAS Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime.
Day 3 of the Workshop began with a discussion surrounding the ongoing debate between the right to privacy and the need for investigators and prosecutors to have access to data contained in modern devices, in order for them to adequately investigate, prosecute and sanction cyber-crimes. In addition, a simulated oral proceeding in a criminal trial was also held prior to the conclusion of the event, also patterned on real-life situations, and demonstrating the manner in which the various aspects examined during the three-day workshop play out in criminal proceedings.
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