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OAS and the United States to Train Judges and Magistrates of the Southern Cone in Legal Cooperation Against Cyber Crime

  November 14, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the United States government will hold on November 18-20, 2014 in Asuncion, Paraguay, a Regional Cyber Crime Training Workshop on legal cooperation against cyber crime focused on the Southern Cone countries.

The event, promoted and conducted by the OAS Department of Legal Cooperation and the United States Department of Justice, through its Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) will bring together judges from Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and will provide participants with training related to the scope and content of international conventions and provisions on cyber crime. It will also analyze the legal tools available in the field as well as the handling of electronic evidence, procedural cyber crime legislation, and international cooperation in the fight against this crime. This workshop will also include a mock oral-trial proceeding demonstrating the important role of and admissibility of electronic evidence in criminal prosecutions.

The event in Asuncion will be the 22nd training workshop held since 2004 as part of the OAS Cyber-Crime Training Program, in fulfillment of the recommendations adopted by the Working Group on Cybercrime of the REMJA process (Meetings of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas). The workshop is part of a wider program of training of judges and magistrates of the OAS member states that will continue during 2015 with similar training workshops for judges and magistrates of the countries of the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean.

For more information about this and future workshops visit the Inter-American Cooperation Portal on Cyber-Crime.

Reference: E-495/14