UN Cybercrime Convention: Will states give in disagreements for the sake of a global common threat?

02 July 2024


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Will more than two years of interstate negotiations at the UN result in a global comprehensive convention on cybercrime? Why did states previously fail to reach a final agreement? Where do the main disagreements lie? What are the expectations of stakeholders, including civil society and industry, for the final round of UN negotiations?

Join us for a virtual expert discussion to get the views of various stakeholders and share your own before the concluding session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes.

The session is aimed at identifying expectations (if any) from the concluding session and highlighting elements that define a positive outcome of this process, based on the insights of different experts and stakeholders.

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1. Tatiana Tropina, Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Governance, ISGA, Leiden University
2. Alexander Seger, Head of Cybercrime Division, the Council of Europe
3. Katitza Rodriguez, Policy Director for Global Privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
4. Paloma Lara-Castro, Public Policy Coordinator, Derechos Digitales
5. Yuliya Shlychkova, Vice President, Public Affairs, Kaspersky
6. Nemanja (Neno) Malisevic, Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft


Anastasiya Kazakova, Cyber Diplomacy Knowledge Fellow, DiploFoundation & Bojana Kovač, Researcher, DiploFoundation.