Country Iran Islamic Republic of
Year 2010
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Cyber Police Unit for Cyberspace in the Police Force was established in order to monitor different types of cybercrimes including sexual violence. The proliferation of crimes in the sphere of the production and exchange of information such as internet frauds, data forgery, information theft, violation of privacy, computer and internet hacking, spoofing and systematic economic, cultural and social crimes necessitate training specialist polices for prosecuting high-level technological crimes. This police unit was founded in 2010 with decree of Commander Police of Islamic Republic of Iran based on the law on Cybercrime in the Parliament and the approvals of Cyber Police Commission on founding the police in the sphere of Production and Exchange of Information. The missions and the duties of Cyber Police in the sphere of Production and Exchange of Information include: Provide security, Reduce threats of economic, social and scientific activities, Protect the national and religious identity, Monitor the sphere of Production and Exchange of Information in order to prevent from illegal activities in this area and Avoid violation of values and norms in the community. 

Source of Information

Islamic Republic of Iran's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.120-121