GLACY +: Rationalization of mutual legal assistance procedures and strengthening of international cooperation in Ghana

The GLACY + project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, helped the Ghanaian authorities, in particular the Cyber ​​Security Authority, to organize two consecutive activities focused on strengthening international cooperation in crime scene in Accra, Ghana in a hybrid format.

On October 18-19, 22 participants from Ghana, representing the Cyber ​​Security Authority, the National Signals Bureau, the Criminal Investigation Department, the Economic and Organized Crime Office, the Department of Public Prosecution and the Judicial Service of Ghana participated in the advisory mission. on streamlining mutual legal assistance (MLA) procedures related to cybercrime and electronic evidence. The mission examined areas that may require additional capacity building support under the GLACY + project and identified ways to streamline mutual legal assistance procedures related to cybercrime and electronic evidence.

The advisory mission was complemented by a specialized three-day judicial training on international cooperation (20-22 October). The course aimed to improve the knowledge of Ghanaian judges and prosecutors in international cooperation in cybercrime and electronic evidence, as foreseen by the Budapest Convention and its forthcoming Second Additional Protocol. After the course, the Ghanaian Judicial Training Team will update the material in the national context and further integrate the relevant modules into national judicial training programs.

Ghana has been a priority country and a regional capacity building hub for the GLACY + project since 2016 and became a Party to the Budapest Convention in December 2018.

Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (on enhanced cooperation in the field of cybercrime and electronic evidence)

GLACY + project web page

GLACY +: Ghanaian judges, law enforcement and National Cyber ​​Security Center deliver introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence for the criminal justice sector, new CoE materials adapted for national dissemination

Ghana Cyber ​​Security Authority Web page

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