Enhancing Capacity to Teach Cybercrime at Universities in Europe, West and Central Asia

3-4 July 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), within the framework of the Education for Justice Initiative (E4J) initiative and in cooperation with the Tashkent State Law University and the Academy of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan, held an expert workshop on "Enhancing Capacity to Teach Cybercrime at Universities in Europe, West and Central Asia" in the Tashkent State University of Law in the conference hall on the 1st floor (university reading room). The Expert Workshop gathered academia from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Armenia and Georgia.

The workshop aimed at: (1) increasing the awareness of university teachers about the E4J Training Module Series on Cybercrime; (2) consideration of effective approaches to teaching modules for students (bachelors and undergraduates) and graduate students; (3) strengthening the capacity of participants to teach courses on the basis of modules and training materials; and (4) supporting participants in adapting and integrating modules into existing or new training courses.

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is one of the components of the UNODC Global Program for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration. The Doha Declaration was adopted by the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in 2015 and approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 70/174. The Declaration recognizes the fundamental importance of the universal education of children and young people in promoting a culture that supports the rule of law, crime prevention and criminal justice.

The E4J initiative aims to create and distribute educational materials in areas covered by the UNODC mandate for primary, secondary and higher education. In particular, the E4J Higher Education component supports higher education institutions in their efforts to transfer knowledge and better understand the rule of law issues with a focus on such areas as integrity and ethics, fighting corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, firearms, the fight against terrorism, cybercrime, and crime prevention and criminal justice.

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