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Law lecturer addresses United Nations technical agency

Wednesday, 08 June 2011


Mr Krishna Prasad from ECU’s School of Law and Justice has recently addressed a United Nations scientific and technical agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the Technical Meeting on Newly Arising Threats in Cyber Security of Nuclear Facilities.

The IAEA is a specialised agency within the United Nations, dedicated to scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field and the promotion of peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Mr Prasad was nominated by the Australian Government to present at the IAEA technical meeting from 16 to 20 May in Vienna. The only Australian representative in attendance, he joined 150 delegates and subject matter experts from over 30 countries and 10 international organisations.

Mr Prasad’s presentation was titled ‘Catch me if you can’ and provided insight into the prosecution of cross-border cyber crimes. He also addressed the role of international conventions and the need for a proactive approach to cyber crime.

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend and present at the IAEA technical meeting and am grateful to the Australian Government for nominating me. It was an honour to share my expertise and exchange ideas in an international arena as well as gain insight into the current challenges impacting on IAEA and the world,” he said.

Mr Prasad is currently coordinating and teaching law units in areas such as cyber law, intellectual property law, trade practices law, banking and credit law, employment law and labour law.

More information

Mr Krishna Prasad
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2217


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