Directive C/DIR. 1/08/11 on fighting cybercrime within ECOWAS

Regulations and Policies

The aim of the directive is to ‘adapt the substantive criminal law and the criminal procedures of ECOWAS member states to address the cybercrime phenomenon’. It includes provisions on: types of cybercrimes ( grouped into offences specifically related to ICTs, and traditional offences committed through the use of ICTs), sanctions and rules of procedures.