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Part II Crimes, 11 Cybercrimes

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law (2nd Edition)

Neil Boister

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Organized crime — International crimes

As the Internet has grown, so has criminal activity that uses the internet as a tool, and cybercrime has become a significant threat to both government and private organizations and individuals. Focussing on the substantive criminalisation of cybercrime, this chapter briefly examines the nature of cybercrime and why it calls for a transnational response, before analysing in depth the offences spelled out in the leading multinational treaty, the Council of Europe Convention against Cybercrime. It then comments on the contributions made by other international instruments, before closing with a discussion of the promises and prospects of a broader UN Cybercrime Convention.

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