The Council of Europe organised a Conference on counter-terrorism and the impact of the new technology on 10-11 October 2019. The event was held jointly with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and under the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project.
The conference gathered parliamentarians from Algeria, Cyprus, Greece, France, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Qatar, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as members of the Arab Parliament, NATO and academia, to discuss on legal instruments and international initiatives in the field of countering terrorism, cybercrime and the exchange of electronic evidence.
The meeting was the opportunity for parliamentarians to be acquainted with the legislative challenges when drafting legislation to ensure the positive obligation of States to protect their population against crime and follow the rule of law and human rights requirements.
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.