Swift, Collective Action Must Target Cybercriminals, Terrorists Recruiting Foreign Fighters, Delegates Urge as Crime Congress Tackles New Threats

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Iraqi Minister Calls for Comprehensive Security Structure to Squash Terror Networks

Doha, 13 April 2015 – As criminals became ever more sophisticated and brutal, swift and collective action was needed to stamp out new and emerging threats, delegates heard today as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice continued its high-level segment.

Strengthening legal frameworks and launching targeted programmes to tackle crimes – from hacking and online identity theft to terrorist groups recruiting foreign fighters – were parts of the toolkit needed to build resilient societies, some ministers said as more than 50 speakers discussed their crime prevention and criminal justice efforts alongside proposals for solutions.

Ministers and other government officials described recent horrific attacks by terrorist groups, including Al

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