Please note that registration for this training programme has now closed.
As the United Nations (UN) prepares to negotiate a new convention on cybercrime, it is urgent and important that a diverse group of stakeholders are involved in the process. Stakeholders must be representative of the communities around the world most adversely affected by cybercrime and cybercrime policies – such as women and marginalized groups – and well-informed on the key cybercrime issues and recent developments.
To this end, Chatham House’s International Security programme is organizing an online training programme for civil society around the world to equip civil society organizations with substantive knowledge on cybercrime and help create a common understanding on key issues ahead of the first meeting of the UN process on cybercrime scheduled for January 2022.
Delivered by world-leading experts from a range of sectors, the eight sessions will address definitional approaches, legal frameworks, national, regional, and international solutions, cybercrime and human rights, cybercrime and gender, and other related issues.
The sessions will take place on Zoom and last 75-90 minutes. Details on the trainers and the sessions will be released in due course, and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis but priority will be given to participants from civil society.
Participants receive a completion certificate from Chatham House upon conclusion of the course and contingent upon their participation in at least seven sessions.
Cybercrime knows no borders as, increasingly, both state and non–state actors deploy cyber technologies to commit crimes which pose threats to national and international security and economic stability, and to the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities around the world.
Cybercrime, and policies developed to counter cybercrime, both have serious implications for human rights. To counter cybercrime effectively, a whole-of-society approach is needed, supported by strong channels of international cooperation.
This event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French, and Spanish.