Preventing and Combating Cybercrime in East Africa

Lessons from Europe's Cybercrime Frameworks

2019. Tab.; 241 S.
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The focus of this book is to examine the effectiveness of the measures currently employed in East Africa as a region, and in the individual Member States in dealing with cybercrime and how best the same can be modified to prevent and combat cybercrime in the region. So, the subsequent analysis in this book is done with a view of drawing some lessons from Europe’s cybercime regimes. In so doing, the book is set to critically examine the role of the law in preventing and combating cybercrime in East Africa; investigate the extent to which the current laws address the problem of cybercrime and ICT governance and regulation in the East African region at country and regional levels; examine the level and extent of cooperation required among the EAC partners in fighting cybercrime; analyze legal and institutional challenges on ICT governance and regulation in East Africa and globally with a view of creating a crime-free environment for the Internet and computer users; and examine the best ways through which the East Africa region can ensure efficient regulation of ICT through a regime that will prevent and combat cybercrime without necessarily inhibiting social, political and economic development.

(From the Introduction)


1. General Introduction

General Introduction and Background – Cybercrime as a Challenge in East Africa and Beyond – Focus of the Book

2. Cyberspace as an Emerging Phenomenon in Criminal Jurisprudence

Introductory Remarks – Understanding Cyberspace, Computer Crime, and Cybercrime – Nature and Evolution of Modern Cybercrime – Forms of Cyber Criminality – Features of Cybercrimes – Approaches to Cyberspace and ICT Governance – Contemporary Issues and Challenges on Cyberspace – Concluding Remarks

3. Systemic and Institutional Synergies Among the East African Community, the European Union and the Council of Europe

Introductory Remarks – The East African Community – The European Union – The Council of Europe –Synergies Among the East African Community, the European Union, and the Council of Europe as Intergovernmental Organizations – Concluding Remarks

4. The War Against Cybercrime: Europe’s Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Introductory Remarks – General Background to the Cooperation in Criminal Matters Among the Council of Europe Member States – The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime – Institutions Under the Council of Europe Cybercrime Framework – Historical and Legal Basis of Cooperation in Penal Matters Among the EU Member States – An Overview of the European Union’s Cybercrime Framework – Cyberlaw Enforcement Mechanisms and Institutions Under the European Union – Concluding Remarks

5. Preventing and Combating Cybercrime in East Africa: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Introductory Remarks – Rationale for Approximation and Harmonization of Criminal Laws in the EAC – Legal Basis for Harmonization and Approximation of Laws in the EAC Framework – An Overview of the EAC’s Anti-Cybercrime Framework – Individual Countries’ Cyberspace Frameworks – Concluding Remarks

6. Comparative Assessment of Anti-Cybercrime Initiatives Between Europe and East Africa

Introductory Remarks – Basic Integration Frameworks Among the EAC, EU, and CoE – Approximation and Harmonization of Laws in Europe and East Africa – Comparison of the Efficiency and Efficacy of Anti-Cybercrime Legislative Measures in Europe and East Africa – Efficiency and Efficacy of Anti-Cybercrime Enforcement and Institutional Mechanisms in Europe and East Africa – Concluding Remarks

7. General Conclusion

References – List of Cases – List of Legislation – Online Materials – Subject Index

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