Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the International Conference on the Criminalization of Cyber Terrorism will be held on the 15th and 16th of May in Abu Dhabi with a high regional and international presence.
The conference aims at finding common ground for the implementation of a system of international laws and legislations that addresses the roots and extensions of the terrorist phenomenon in the digital space. One of the main objectives of the conference is to launch innovative ideas in order to further international cooperation and develop a deeper understanding of the new challenges confronting legislators, government entities and international organizations facing the increasing exploitation of cyberspace by terrorist groups.
Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on the Criminalization of Cyber Terrorism, said that the conference is the first of its kind in terms of the type and level of the participants, as well as the topics explored and objectives set for it. He further emphasized that the main aspiration for the organizers is to provide an international platform for an in-depth analysis and scholarly exchanges addressing the phenomenon of cyber terrorism globally.
Al Noaimi highlighted that the conference agenda by design and the papers presented by the experts in the field, aims at providing the opportunity towards the development of an international legal framework that defines the rules and basis within the framework of cybercrimes. He further stressed, that this is undoubtedly will be a qualitative addition to the ongoing international debate on the obligation of states to respect the principles of human rights and their urgent need to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including electronic crime.