Commonwealth Cyber Journal

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About the journal

The Commonwealth Cyber Journal (CCJ) is an annual journal published by the Commonwealth Secretariat that features peer-reviewed, policy-influencing articles and commentary by academics, policymakers, practitioners and experts on the benefits, challenges and risks of digital technologies. It seeks to analyse challenges and opportunities arising from different aspects of cybercrime, cyberlaw and cybersecurity, and to serve both as a toolkit and resource for practitioners, legislators, and academics cybercrime and as a decision support instrument for stakeholders (state/non-state actors) as they seek to strengthen their countries’ cyber legislation.

The journal’s areas of focus include but are not limited to: state actors and cyber warfare; ransomware and phishing; proceeds of crime; terrorism, privacy and security of data; intellectual property; infringement and counterfeit; online harassment and cyberstalking; election cybersecurity; virtual courts and electronic evidence; cybersecurity and the economy; digital currencies; and child online safety. Articles published in the journal specifically focus on the Commonwealth region, and/or include case studies concerning one or more Commonwealth countries; similarly, article authors are typically drawn from Commonwealth countries.


Dr Nkechi Amobi and Dr Tawanda Hondora
The Commonwealth Secretariat
Marlborough House
Pall Mall
St. James’s
London SW1Y 5HX
United Kingdom

[email protected] / [email protected]

Editorial board members

Dr Carina Kabajunga, Head of ICT, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK

Dr Uchenna Jerome Orji, Assistant Professor of Law, American University of Nigeria

John McKendrick KC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers UK

Andrea Martin-Swaby, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Unit at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jamaica

Professor Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo, School of Law, University of Bradford; Vice-Chair, African Union Cyber Security Experts Group

Professor Rob McCusker, Head of School of Social Sciences and Health, DGHE, UK; Visiting Professor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; Expert on Foresight and Innovation, Interpol

Professor Nir Kshetri, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Dr Ukwuori Fadayiro, Chief Editor and Academic Writer, UKScienceProofreading (UKSP); Public Health Scientist and Project Manager on Interreg EU France (Channel) England project, Rivers Trust, UK

Vashti Maharaji, Advisor on Digital Trade Policy, Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK

Alison Holt, e-Judiciary Adviser to the Chief Justice, Papua New Guinea

Professor Geeta Oberoi, Vivekanand School of Law and Legal Studies, VIPS-TC, Delhi, India

Justice Dr Adam Mambi, Judge of the High Court of Tanzania

Advisory board

Dr Sylvia Anie CSci FRSM FRSC (ABM), Senior Program Manager/Consultant, Global Health, National Institute for Health and Care Research, UK

Professor Dan Svantesson, Professor of Law, Bond University, Australia

Dan Suter, Principal Policy Advisor, National Cyber Policy Office, National Security Group, Department of the Prime Minister, and Cabinet, New Zealand

Su’a Hellene Wallwork, Attorney-General, Samoa

HHJ Martin Picton, Director of International Training, Judicial College, UK

Donald K Piragoff, KC, retired, formerly Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of Justice, Canada


This first issue of the CCJ examines contemporary issues and topics such as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in judicial decision-making in criminal matters; co-dependency between cybercrime and organised crime; data privacy concerns in relation to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) working practices; a comparative review of national cybercrime laws; regional cyber-criminogenic theory; cybercrime reporting; and cyber diplomacy co-operation on cybercrime.
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