International Initiatives to Combat Cyber Crimes

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Book Title: Cyber Crime, Regulations and Security – Contemporary Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 978-81-956533-0-0
Author(s): Meera S Rajan & Dr Ritu Gautam
Published On: 15/11/2022
First Page: 169
Last Page: 177
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Meera S Rajan & Dr Ritu Gautam, International Initiatives to Combat Cyber Crimes, 169-177, Published on 15/11/2022, Available at



Nowadays, many services are available over internet such as internet banking, shopping, ecommerce and other n number of services that are increasing in both number and size as the internet advents, so does cybercrimes. The effect of cybercrimes on the society is huge. The authorities are trying really hard to provide cyber security to both netizens and the states.

Combating and investigating cybercrimes successfully, is a complex task since the area of jurisdiction (ie: cyberspace) is a virtual territory. Then too the world leaders are coping with this challenge and are adopting the best practices in legislation, policies, procedures, international treaties and resources to put a stop to cybercrimes. These methods are revised on a regular basis since the cybercrimes are ever evolving with new technologies.

The following international organizations were established to provide guidance to defend cybercrimes.

  • UN and UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)
  • European Union
  • OECD
  • Council of Europe
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • WIPO
  • APEC
  • G8(Group of Eight)

The research paper shall consist of how these international organizations have played an active role in propounding the fundamental principles on which states can frame/enact their legislations to regulate and govern the activities in the cyberspace. Also how these entities have made sure that the dispute settlement in cyberspace has some standardized method.

In brief the research shall be an analysis of the various international mechanisms and how productive they are in preventing the cybercrimes.


Keywords: Cyber Crimes, International Treaties, UNCITRAL, OECD

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