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Ambassador (Ret.) McCarthy Leads US Delegation at Negotiating Session on UN Cybercrime Convention – United States Department of State

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The Ad Hoc Committee (AHC) to elaborate a UN cybercrime convention will convene at the United Nations in New York January 29 through February 9.  This is the seventh and concluding session of negotiations to finalize the convention.  Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy will lead the U.S. delegation and serve as lead negotiator for the session.  The U.S. delegation includes officials from the Departments of State and Justice.

The United States is committed to adopting a consensus-based criminal justice instrument for a limited set of crimes that advances international cooperation while ensuring strong human rights protections and safeguards.  The convention would allow for enhanced international cooperation and increased capacity to combat cybercrime.

For further information, please e-mail INL-PAPD@state.gov or follow INL on Twitter and Instagram @StateINL.  Further details about AHC are available at the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee website

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