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Training in the Legal Perspective of Online Crime against Children in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, 19 April 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 addressed to Costa Rican judges and prosecutors in countering online crime against children. The training took place from 7 to 16 April 2021.
The objectives of this sixteen-hour training was to raise awareness among justice operators about the scope and scale of online crime against children; to describe the tools and techniques investigators use to counter online crime against children; to explain the legal framework applicable to prosecuting and sanctioning online crime against children; and, to explain related concepts such as information and communications technologies, the darknet, and cryptocurrencies.
Furthermore, Costa Rica Criminal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime Unit delivered a presentation about how law and rights are protected in cyberspace and the tools at its disposal to achieve this end, with an emphasis on the line of actions implemented to protect children online.
This training has been made possible thanks to the funding from the British government to the UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.