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Judges and Prosecutors in Costa Rica Participate in Webinars on Cybercrime against Children

Costa Rica, 3 December 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) through the Global Programme on Cybercrime delivered a series of webminars for Costa Rican judges and prosecutors on cybercrime against childhood.

A total of 24 judges and 35 prosecutors, divided in two groups, were benefited by this activity, from 24 to 26 November (group 1) and from 1 to 3 December (group 2). Presentations were developed on the following areas:

  • Basic concepts of cybercrime.
  • Legal aspects related to cybercrime against childhood.
  • Investigating and prosecuting cybercrime against children.
  • U.S. tech companies’ mechanisms to support and send reports on crime against children to Costa Rican law enforcement agencies.

Additionally, the experiences of Costa Rica and Guatemala on investigating and prosecuting cases of cybercrime against childhood were analyzed, as case studies.
This activity was organized together with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) and the Judicial Investigation Department (Costa Rican law enforcement agency).
This activity has been made possible thanks to the funding from the Canadian and Norwegian governments to UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.