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International Symposium on Cyber Crime Kicks Off at the International University of Sarajevo

International Symposium on Combating Cyber Crime commenced on Wednesday at the International University of Sarajevo with distinguished guests and speakers from various nations, highlighting a collaborative effort to combat cyber threats and strengthen global networks.

The three-day event, organized by the Justice Academy of the Republic of Turkiye, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of BiH (CEST FBiH), and the Faculty of Law of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), aims to address critical issues surrounding cyber-crime and its implications within the framework of international law.

The opening ceremony, held on Wednesday, featured esteemed guestes from Turkiye, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Dr. Arben Murtezić, Director of CEST FBiH, expressed his gratitude for co-organizing such a prestigious event and emphasized the importance of international cooperation in combating crime. He extended his gratitude to the Justice Academy of Turkiye and TIKA for their support and hoped for enhanced collaboration following the symposium.

Mr. Slobodan Zec, Director of the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska, conveyed appreciation on behalf of his institution for the ongoing support from Turkish institutions in fortifying the judicial system and combatting crime and corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

President of the Justice Academy, Mr. Muhittin Özdemir, stressed the fundamental nature of justice in every society and underscored the role of international cooperation in fighting cyber-crime. He highlighted the extensive collaboration of the Justice Academy of Turkiye with global partners to combat cyber threats effectively.

Erdınç Işık, TIKA Coordinator for BiH, elaborated on TIKA's contributions to Bosnia and Herzegovina and worldwide, affirming continued support for initiatives aimed at countering cyber-crime.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yıldırım, Rector of IUS, welcomed the attendees and emphasized the significance of combating cyber-crime in today's interconnected world. He underlined the importance of establishing cooperation and links in this segment since this type of crime knows no limits and borders and is connected to the vital IT sector which today governs all the aspects of both education and social activities. He also added that IUS as a University includes a Faculty of Law, which is quickly growing in numbers and achievements and that such events and discussions will be useful for its faculty and staff.

The first day of the symposium featurs two panel sessions focusing on "Current State of Cyber Crime and IT Systems Security" and "Fight Against Cyber Crime within International Legislation." These discussions will bring together experts and stakeholders to exchange insights and strategies towards a united front against cyber threats.

The symposium, with its diverse representation and comprehensive agenda, sets the stage for meaningful dialogue and collaboration in addressing one of the most pressing challenges of our digital age. As the event unfolds over the next two days, participants are poised to deepen their understanding and forge new partnerships to combat cyber-crime effectively across borders.