OSCE-IIJ Regional Workshop on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes for Judges, Prosecutors and Investigators

Starting Date2015-12-02 Ending Date2015-11-03 Valletta, Malta

On 2-3 December, the IIJ hosted a regional workshop on ‘Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes for Judges, Prosecutors and Investigators’ in Valletta, Malta.  This program, which was developed and co-hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), brought participants from Israel, Jordan, Malta, Tunisia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia together with experts from Facebook, Western Union, INSig2, the African Union, the UN Office for Drugs and Crime, the Italian Cyberfraud Department, and the United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service and New Scotland Yard. Through an interactive format, the participants discussed the means and tools available to law enforcement, prosecutors,  judges, and other justice stakeholders to effectively tackle the use of the Internet by terrorists for inter alia recruitment, incitement, communication, dissemination and financing purposes. The program also included discussion pertaining to the use of open source intelligence, the protection and recovery of forensic data in counterterrorism investigations and prosecutions, and international cooperation in such cases.