CyberSouth holds an advisory mission on the establishment of the 24/7 contact point in Tunisia
September 5, 2018
An advisory mission on the establishment of the 24/7 contact point in Tunisia was held on 27 August 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia, at the request of Tunisian authorities. The aim of the meeting was to explain the role of the 24/7 contact point in the sense of Article 35 of the Budapest Convention and provide with the necessary information in order to assist Tunisian authorities in their decision-making process as to where such contact point should be hosted.
Discussions were focused on the role of the 24/7 contact point, the setup, resources and procedures as well as capabilities. The meeting concluded by sharing recommendations of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) assessment report on mutual legal assistance provisions of the Budapest Convention as well as a feedback from the 24/7 network meeting in 2017.
Representatives from Ministry of interior, Ministry of Communication Technologies, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as representatives from 24/7 contact point from France and Romania participated in the meeting.
CyberSouth is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It contributes to the prevention and control of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with international human rights and rule of law standards and good practices.