Directive C/DIR. 1/08/11 on fighting cybercrime within ECOWAS
19 Aug 2011
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.