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The process leading to the CoE Convention

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The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) of the COE approved the Cybercrime Convention in June 2001 and by the Council of Ministers in November 2001. It was opened for signature in November 2001 and has been signed by over 30 countries

Final version of Convention on Cyber-crime, June 22, 2001.

Explanatory Memorandum, June 22, 2001.

The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) announcement on approval of Convention, June 22, 2001.

Draft 27 of Convention on Cyber-crime and Explantory Memorandum, May 25, 2001.

Letter from PI, ACLU and EPIC expressing concerns over final version of treaty, June 7, 2001.

David Banisar, Privacy International, Endgame for Cybercrime Treaty, in Security, June 4, 2001.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe approved the Convention on April 24. The assembly recommended including a provision on human rights and agreed to a protocol to ban hate speech.

COE, Press Release, April 24, 2001.

Cyber-rights report on the debates.

Draft 25 of Convention on Cyber-crime, December 22, 2000.

The World ISPA Forum and European Telecommunications Networks Operators™ Association (ETNO), letter to Professor Kaspersen on Draft COE Convention , 18 April 2001.

ENTO, Press Release, Telecoms Operators concerned by draft Cybercrime Convention, 30 April 2001.

Draft 24(2) of Convention on Cyber-crime, November 19, 2000.

European Union, Article 29 Working Group Opinion 4/2001, On the Council of Europe's Draft Convention on Cyber-crime, 22 March 2001.

Global Internet Liberty Campaign letter, December 2000.

Gus Hosein, Privacy International, Working document on changes between 22, 23 and 24.2, November 2000

David Banisar, Privacy International, Cybercrime treaty still horrible, in Security, December 14, 2000.

Draft 22 of Convention on Cyber-crime, October 2, 2000.

David Banisar and Gu s Hosein, Privacy International, Analysis of Ver 22, October 2000.

GILC letter to the Council of Europe, October 2000.

International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications, Common Position on data protection aspects in the Draft Convention on cyber-crime of the Council of Europe, 13./14. September 2000.

Draft 19 of Convention on Cyber-crime, April 2000.

Council of Europe, Press release on convention, April 2000.

David Banisar, Privacy International, Love Letter's last Victim, in Security, May 22, 2000.

Council of Europe, Points of Contact for Cyber-crime Convention

European Union, Common Position on the COE Convention, May 1999. (Official Journal L 142, 05/06/1999 p. 0001 - 0002).

News Stories

Dr Paul Norman, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Policing 'high tech crime' in the global context: the role of transnational policy networks. An excellent review of the policy relationships between the COE, G8 and EU on cyber-crime. The report notes that "a triumvirate of G8, EU and the Council of Europe has in little over one year aligned themselves with the G8's initial concern for hi-tech crime - with each fora ensuring that their strategies are coordinated across the organizations and disseminated to its membership."

U.S. Department of Justice, The Electronic Frontier: the Challenge of Unlawful Conduct Involving the Use of the Internet, March 9, 2000.

Appendices to "The Electronic Frontier: the Challenge of Unlawful Conduct Involving the Use of the Internet " (Includes information on G-8 and COE efforts)