Parliament cracks down on cyber racism

  • 2006-06-08
  • TBT staff
VILNIUS 's Lithuania's parliament ratified the Convention on Cybercrime, which fights acts of a racist or xenophobic nature committed through computer systems.
Parliament passed the law on June 8, ratifying the additional protocol to the document passed in Strasbourg in 2003.
The protocol adds provisions of the 2001 convention to criminalize acts of racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems, and requires countries to cooperate in the investigation of such crimes.
The acts stipulated in the protocol are laid down in separate articles of the Lithuanian Criminal Code.