Electronic Crimes Ordinance: An Overview of its Preamble and Extent
Muhammad Amir Munir
International Islamic University, Islamabad
August 19, 2009
Pakistan Journal of Criminology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 189-202, January 2010
This paper reveals that the application of the Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2009 needs many delicate and new questions to be determined judicially. However, it is an important development at the statute book of Pakistan that the new types of crimes have been given due weight for their curtailment with reference to their spread without national or geographic boundaries. The discussion is to analyze only the nature and extent of law and few issues of its applicability to non-citizens or citizens especially when they are sitting beyond territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan. It is hoped that further discussion on the issue will help improvement not only in the law itself but also in its administration by the courts of law. Though this article did not discuss the issue of research on this law, but it is suggested that law schools and bars need to consider establishing cyber crime law centers so that they can provide academic backbone to the courts, lawyers, judges, legal academics, law students and other related organizations with respect to issues that this law has to address.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Electronic Crimes, Cyber Crimes Law, PECO, Jurisdiction of Courts, Citizen, Cyber Criminal, Electronic Crimes Ordinance, Prevention of Electronic Crimes
JEL Classification: K14, K40, O30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 21, 2011
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