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Training in Arguing before Court in Cases Involving Digital Evidence in Belize (Group 1)

Belize, 14 May 2021. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN), through the Global Programme on Cybercrime, delivered a training in arguing before court in cases involving digital evidence, addressed to prosecutors and legal officers from Belize. The activity took place from 10 to 13 May 2021.

The objective of this twelve-hour training was to develop prosecutors and legal officers’ knowledge and skills to effectively prosecute criminal cases where information and communication technologies (ICT) have been used, or that include certain digital elements that can be considered as evidence in court.

Institutions and units participating in this training were: The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the Police Prosecution Branch, the Police Legal Affairs Office, and the Police Cybercrime Unit.  

Furthermore, in this training different topics were addressed, including prosecutorial considerations when investigating cases involving digital evidence, international cooperation mechanisms against cybercrime, digital evidence and human rights, digital evidence at trial, and digital evidence in the Belizean legal context.

Moreover, case studies on prosecuting online child sexual exploitation were presented, highlighting best practices and lessons learned.

Additionally, Belize Police Department Cybercrime Unit delivered a presentation for prosecutors on working with investigators and digital forensic analysts, in the context of cybercrime investigation.

This training has been made possible thanks to the funding from the Canadian government to the UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.