The Council of Europe, within the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project and with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Portugal, organised the first meeting of Cyber South Judicial Network that took place on 3-4 December 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Benefiting from the experience of the Portuguese Public Prosecution Office in coordinating, for years, other international judicial networks, this event gathered the CyberSouth priorities countries (Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) with the aim of establishing the Network that will constitute a permanent forum, allowing exchanges of information and knowledge on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
The meeting concluded with the agreement of the CyberSouth countries to continue on this initiative by setting the mission and objectives of the Network for the next period.
CyberSouth is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It contributes to the prevention and control of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with international human rights and rule of law standards and good practices.