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UNODC Strengthens the Capacities of Judges and Prosecutors of the Western and Eastern Region of El Salvador on Cybercrime investigation and digital evidence

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN), through the Programme Office for El Salvador (POSAL), in coordination with the School of Judicial Training of the National Council of the Judiciary (CNJ) and the Prosecution Training Academy developed the "Cybercrime and Digital Evidence" course, directed to judges and prosecutors of the western and eastern region of the country. The course took place from April 20 th to 22 nd in Santa Ana City, and from 27 th to 29 th in San Miguel City.

The course was facilitated by officers of the Police of Colombia Cyber ​​Center: Superintendent William Vizcaino Castro, Superintendent Elmer Hernandez and Patroller Harold Yaima Velazquez. The objective of the course aims to provide a basic level of knowledge on cybercrime, the types of crimes, the characteristics and the challenges of the digital evidence, as well as basic elements on forensics.

During the course it was explained the way, mechanisms and requirements that should be fulfilled when requesting information from Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

Those courses were attended by 59 judges and 21 prosecutors form the Departments of Ahuachapán, Sonsonate, Santa Ana, Morazán, Usulután, La Unión and San Miguel.

The course was developed thanks to the financial resources provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador under the project "Strengthening of the capacities of El Salvador National Police to effectively identify and investigate cybercrime cases".