Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch’s Statement to Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

Emily Parkin

Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch welcome the opportunity to participate in the second session of the Ad Hoc Committee. Preliminary remarks on criminalization We have observed that, even as cybercrimes often threaten peoples’ rights, efforts to address and combat cybercrime have also given rise to risks […]

The Evolving Face of Cyber Conflict and International Law: A Futurespective

Emily Parkin

Since the inception of the internet, criminals, non-state actors and states have leveraged the inherent insecurities and vulnerabilities of cyberspace at an ever-increasing rate and with ever-more harmful impact. Data theft, ransomware attacks and critical infrastructure disruptions, to name a few, are now near daily occurrences. Notwithstanding the immense societal risks these activities present, a growing […]

Cyber law in Bangladesh through an international lens

Emily Parkin

As the domain of cyberspace becomes increasingly dominant in the everyday lives of individuals across the globe, so does the potential for crimes to be committed through this. Whilst there is no universally accepted definition of cybercrime, it is basically any crime related to cyberspace, computers, networks and the internet. […]

Justice Department, ICE and the FBI Recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation | OPA

Emily Parkin

The Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), including the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI’s International Human Rights Unit (IHRU), will join U.S. and international law enforcement partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others this Sunday, Feb. […]

It is time to make ecocide an international crime

Emily Parkin

Activists from Extinction Rebellion protest along the Gran Vía in Madrid demand that “ecocide” be recognized as an international crime in June 2021. EFE / Rodrigo Jimenez In December 2021 in The Hague, the governing body of the International Criminal Court (ICC) held its annual meeting. The most substantial development, […]