Governmental Agencies to Discuss Joining to Convention on Cybercrime

ICT Materials 1 September 2008 16:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 September/ Trend , corr S. Babayeva/ In Autumn the representatives of governmental agencies of Azerbaijan will meet in a seminar to discuss international Convention on Cybercrime which Azerbaijan joined in July.

The agreement on Azerbaijan's joining to this convention was signed in July 2008 in Strasburg by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Azerbaijan Ali Abbasov and Secretary General of European Union Terri Davis.

The Ministry of Communication said on 1 September that the seminar aims at discussing future plans on convention, changes with regulative basis in accordance with the terms of this document.

"This is a big work and solidarity of interested organizations is required for this," a source in the Ministry said.

The Ministry has not yet defined the exact date of seminar.

The Convention on Cybercrimes was adopted on 1 July 2004. The Convention aims principally at harmonizing the domestic criminal substantive law elements of offences and connected provisions in the area of cyber-crime providing for domestic criminal procedural law powers necessary for the investigation and prosecution of such offences as well as other offences committed by means of a computer system or evidence in relation to which is in electronic form setting up a fast and effective regime of international co-operation.

The local experts say the joining of the country to the Convention on Cybercrime can have a positive impact on the solution of problem on interference of internet resources of Azerbaijan on the international level.