Secretary-General’s Participation at the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, P.R. China, 3-5 December, 2017
On the invitation from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to AALCO, the Secretary-General of AALCO attended the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC) held at Wuzhen International Internet Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wuzhen, China from 3-5 December, 2017. The Secretary General presented a paper on “Relevance of International Law in Combating Cybercrime: Current Issues and AALCO’s Approach” at the session on ‘International Cooperation in Countering the Use of Cyberspace for Criminal and Terrorist Purposes’.
In his presentation, the Secretary General spoke on the current international legal framework that relating to cybercrimes, including the UN framework and the regional instruments, as well as AALCO’s approach to the issue and the present need for harmonization, with a special focus on the work presently going on at the Open-ended Working Group on Cyberspace.
The 4th WIC that brought together over 1500 leading figures from governments, international organizations, enterprises, technical community, and civil society organizations from around the world was held under the theme “Developing Digital Economy for Openness and Shared Benefits – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace”, which facilitated discussions, exchanges, and cooperation on issues such as digital economy, cutting-edge technologies, internet and society, and cyberspace governance.
The Secretary-General also had an opportunity to learn and share experiences on activities relating to international law in cyberspace, specifically cybercrimes, during the session, with representatives from other international organizations, including Mr Neil Walsh (Chief Cyber and Emerging Crime of UNODC); Adv Doctor Mashabane, (the Chairperson of the UN Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cybercrime); as well as Rogachev Ilya Igorevich (the Director General of the Department for New Challenges and Threats of Russian Foreign Ministry).