CONFRONTING THE MENACE OF CYBER-CRIME: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LEGAL REACTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

Dr Masajuwa Florence Ulunma   (Published 2018)

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Abstract

Cybercrime like the traditional crime has caused pains to people and nations across the globe. Towards checking the menace of cybercrime, the intemational community responded in various ways. One of these ways is the enactment of laws. It is these laws that this paper sets out to examine. The historical research method was used, while data were from secondary sources. Findings show that while the United Nations as ?agship of international agencies have not enacted any convention or treaty on cybercrime, multilateral and regional agencies have set down legal and policy instruments to check cybercrime. The snag however is that some of these international bodies did not take inputs from most developing countries during the drafting of their treaties leading to resentment, suspicions and a general unwillingness by developing countries to openly accept and domesticate the treaties. lt’s against this background that this paper calls on the UN as the ?agship of international agencies to take the lead and come out with an all-encompassing international treaty on cybercrime. To this end, the paper‘s conclusion is that cybercrime will continue to grow if UN continues to disregard calls for a truly~intemationa| convention on cybercrime and situation where countriesdo not have same zeal as intemationai bodies in the global efforts at curtailing the menace of


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   4.6 MB
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Keywords: CYBER-CRIME, LEGAL REACTIONS, INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES
Department: Public and International Law
Field of Study: Law
Uploaded By: Ikhimalo Odufa Patience
Date Added: 31 Jan 2019 11:40am
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/confronting_the_menace_of_cyber-crime_an_assessment_of_the_legal_reactions_of_international_agencies


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