The Prime Minister of Cabo Verde proposed that documents issued by a Member State of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) no longer need legalisation for presentation in another Member State, as he addressed the opening of the 16th Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries.
Ulisses Correia e Silva asked during the meeting held on Friday for support for Cabo Verde’s proposal to set up a committee to draft a convention to that effect and also asked Portugal to support the establishment of a working committee on legislative matters.
This last working committee aims, among other actions, to implement a computerised information exchange platform on the website of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CMJPLOP).
Bearing in mind that the 16th Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries had as its central theme “Fighting Cybercrime: A New Challenge for Justice”, the Prime Minister stressed that it was “a global threat” and that the fight against it requires a joint effort, taking into account its specifics, the effects it has on an annual basis, and the damage it causes to countries.
Ulysses Correia e Silva recalled that Cabo Verde has been making efforts to combat cyber crime by setting up the logistical and institutional conditions to “successfully tackle this specific type of crime and has already signed up to the Budapest cyber crime convention,” according to the official statement issued by the Cape Verdean government.
The CPLP includes Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Timor-Leste, Brazil and Portugal.