16 Jan 2024

Ad Hoc Committee Seventh Session: Analysis of Draft Text of the UN Cybercrime Convention

We welcome the opportunity to provide comments on the latest revised text of the proposed UN Cybercrime Convention.

However, we are concerned that, despite the extensive input provided by GPD and other actors, the revised draft does not address the most significant concerns raised.

Given the nature of the proposed Convention as a multilateral instrument, the text should provide a solid basis that presents the best grounds to ensure the Convention’s consistency with human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and gender equality. In our submission, we recommend a series of modifications to mitigate risks to human rights and ensure the Convention is compliant with states obligations to respect, protect and promote human rights.