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CDT Joins Letter to United Nations Cybercrime Ac Hoc Committee, Calling for Effective Civil Society Participation

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), along with 15 other human rights organizations, signed a letter addressed to the chair of the United Nations’ Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee asking for more concessions to facilitate civil society participation in the deliberations. Together the signatories comprise the united, civil society voices that are active and registered participants in the proceedings, which kicked off in January of this year.

CDT has been following the development of this cybercrime treaty since its public inception, including having joined a prior letter in which 120+ other organizations urged the United Nations to include human rights standards in the treaty, and human rights advocates at all stages of its work.

CDT is a registered, multi-stakeholder observer participant in the sessions, which are being held remotely and online.

Read the full letter here.