Cyberlaw University and Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates organised the Side Event entitled “Cybercrime Coverage, Jurisdictions and National Sovereignty under the Proposed Convention” on 7th February, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CET, 6.30 – 8.00 pm IST, under the aegis of Concluding Session of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee.
This Side Event aim to explore the extent of coverage of cybercrimes under the proposed Convention and its relevance in the context of cybercrime regulation. This Side Event also explored the contentious issues of Internet jurisdictions as also significance of elements of national sovereignty in the context of the provisions of proposed Convention.
Countries are likely to be extremely sensitive to the fact that their agreeing to append their signatures to the International Convention does not impede, violate or infringe their sovereignty in any manner whatsoever. The concept of cyber sovereignty has begun to start achieving a lot of significance. How does the proposed Convention deal with the issue of national sovereignty and cyber sovereignty and what are the issues and challenges in this regard- these and other connected issues were discussed in deal in the Side Event.
More information is available at – https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/cybercrime/ad_hoc_committee/ahc_concluding_session/side-events.html.