The United States Embassy to Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training of the Judiciary and the Prosecution of Montenegro organized a Cyber Crime Training for representatives of the State Prosecution and Courts and Police on 30 November and 1 December in Budva, Montenegro.
INL Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson and Senka Danilović, President of the Executive Board, Center for Training of the Prosecution and Judiciary opened the training.
Cyber-crime presents a growing issue and an enduring challenge to peace and security on a global level. The internet has connected the world to an unimaginable extent and brought individuals and communities closer in ways never thought possible. Endless opportunities are available at a click of a button. However, it has also created space for new forms of crime and new challenges for all of us.
Crimes that can be committed via cyber space range from the smallest to the most severe. A specific topic that is relevant for the region is cyber terrorism and cyber incitement. Terrorist use the internet to communicate, recruit new members, transfer funds, and plan and execute attacks. In his presentation, RLA Larson points to the most common and recent cases of terrorist incitement. The participants were able to see the differences, as well as similarities in propaganda used by Islamic extremists, extremist groups in the United States, and radical Orthodox Pan-Slavic incitement.
The Embassy of the United States, through its Rule of Law Program, is working intensively on fighting this negative phenomenon, in order to keep the Internet safe and contribute to the advancement of the rule of law in Montenegro.