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(Post-)Covid Challenges in Criminal Justice: Investigating Web 2.0

  • Criminals’ new modi operandi
  • Legal implications of e-evidence
  • Cryptocurrencies and bitcoins
  • Investigations in the darkweb
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Bucharest, 19 September 2022 – 20 September 2022

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Telecommunications Law
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Covid-19 resulted in altering the modi operandi of criminals. Offences related to cybercrime and online criminal activities increased significantly. Trade of illicit goods and services has moved even more to the Darknet; the number of phishing attempts, cases of online fraud, investment fraud, cyberattacks in the health sector and trade in counterfeit medical products has increased. As children spend more time online, the number of child sexual exploitation cases has also risen sharply in Europe. Isolation has made people more vulnerable to internet-related crimes.

This series of events addresses various challenges that judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice working in the field of EU criminal justice will have to face for the years ahead. Some of these challenges will  remain in the “new normal” well beyond the end of the pandemic.

This seminar will focus on online investigations.

Key topics

  • Understanding the internet and associated technology
  • Dark web investigations
  • Open source tools (OST)
  • Handling e-evidence in court
  • (Mis)use of cryptocurrencies in criminal justice

About the Project

This seminar is part of a large-scale project sponsored by the European Commission entitled “Preparing criminal justice professionals to address new (post-)pandemic challenges as a result of criminals’ new modi operandi”. It consists of seven seminars to take place in Bucharest, Dublin, Lisbon, Cracow, Barcelona, Thessaloniki and Tallinn over the period 2022-2024.

Participation Conditions

  • Participation
    Participation is only open to judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.
  • Registration Fee
    €130 including documentation, lunches and dinner.
  • Travel expenses
    Travel costs up to €350 can be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes, invoices after the seminar. Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation. These rules do not apply to representatives of EU Institutions and Agencies who are supposed to cover their own travel and accommodation. Participants are advised of the obligation to use the most cost-efficient mode of transport available.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum 2 hotel nights can be reimbursed by ERA, only upon receipt of the original hotel invoice.
  • Other services
    Two lunches, beverages consumed during the event and the seminar documents are offered by ERA. One joint conference dinner is also included.

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.

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