The International Conference on the Criminalization of Cyber Terrorism

A busy agenda
A busy agenda

Sessions and Interaction

The proceedings of the Conference will be divided into four main sessions over a period of two days, the first of which will be titled "Electronic terrorism in the context of conflict of legislation and cultural and social decline" and discusses the experience of states in counterterrorism legislation, the geography of international crises and the impact of cyber terrorism. It also addresses the impact of social transformations and the decline of cultural roles in the spread of cyber terrorism and in the strategies of violent groups.

The second session will discuss the issue of "Reconciling the principles of human rights and efforts to combat electronic terrorism" by identifying best practices in combating the phenomenon, balancing the demands for security and the protection of human rights, and the role of national human rights institutions in this section. The session will also discuss issues of freedom of opinion and expression, contempt of religions, protection of the rights of children and the privacy of individuals from cyber terrorism.

The third session of the conference will discuss the "Prospects for joint action between the institutions concerned with the fight against electronic terrorism". It aims to address the obstacles of regional and international cooperation in this field, mechanisms of information exchange and cooperation between the relevant institutions including the United Nations, and ways to strengthen partnership between the public and private sectors and civil society organizations in the fight against cyber terrorism.

The conference will conclude with a fourth session entitled "Towards a comprehensive legislative framework for the criminalization of cyber terrorism". Speakers will discuss the possibility of creating a binding international convention to criminalize cyber terrorism, activate the role of international judicial cooperation in drafting national laws to criminalize this type of terrorism, and establish a corporate functional framework between public-private relations to support government efforts in the field of information security and safety.