GPEN Editorial Team

Edith Van den Broeck

GPEN Senior Prosecutor, Senior Legal Advisor,

Ms. Edith Van den Broeck launched her judicial career at the bar of Mechelen (Belgium) in 1982, after which she began an internship at the public prosecutor’s department of Louvain. From 1986 until 1988, her career underwent slightly moved in a political direction when she worked as an attaché for the Belgian Minister of Justice. In 1991, Ms Van den Broeck returned to the judicial world, after she was appointed First Senior Prosecutor in Mechelen.

At the dawn of the 21st century the judicial landscape in Belgium underwent some drastic changes, as may be exemplified in the erection of the federal High Council of Justice, Belgium’s main supervisory body of the judicial system. Officially established in March 1999 by means of a change in the Belgian constitution, Ms Van den Broeck was one of the four initial Council’s co-founders and acted as its president from February 2003 until September 2004 and from September 2005 until August 2006. Within the High Council, she uninterruptedly presided the Commission of Appointment and Selection (selection, training and appointment of judges and prosecutors ) from February 2000 until November 2007. Her career also gained an international dimension when she was one of the initiators and later appointed president of the European Network of High Councils (ENCJ), from May 2007 until September 2008.

In December 2007, the Judicial Training Institute providing essential training and education for the members of the judicial system was founded by Ms Van den Broeck, she was the director until 2015. Between 2000 and 2015 she also played an important (co-founding) role as a member of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), member of its Steering Committee and president of its exchange working group.

Since 2016 she is seconded national expert at the International Association of Prosecutors as a senior legal advisor.

Esther George, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA

Ms. Esther George is the CEO of the Zyber Global Centre and has had a variety of Specialist and Management Positions in the Public and Private Sectors. She has developed many courses and been a keynote speaker and trainer at many events both in Person and online.

Esther George was the Lead Cybercrime Consultant for GPEN. She is an independent cybercrime, cybersecurity and digital evidence consultant; and GPEN’s Lead Cybercrime Consultant. GPEN was initiated and designed by Ms George and enables cybercrime prosecutors around the world to learn and benefit from sharing information, experiences, and strategies with each other, resulting in enhanced international cooperation.

From January to May 2016 Ms George was Director, Cybercrime and Prevention (Consultant) at 8 MAN an access rights management consultancy. Since April 2014 she has worked as a consultant with organisations such as the Council of Europe, United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat and the European Union. Esther is a Council of Europe cybercrime expert and regularly travels abroad to train judges, prosecutors and law enforcement.

From 2008 to April 2014 Ms George was a Senior Policy Adviser and Senior Prosecutor based at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) UK. She specialised in internet and computer enabled crime, digital evidence, intellectual property crime and data protection. Ms George advised prosecutors, police and other Government bodies.

From January 2002 to 2012 Ms George was the Project Manager for the CPS High-Tec Crime Project.

Attila Kökényesi-Bartos

Mr. Attila Kökényesi-Bartos is Prosecutor, Head of group at the Pest County Chief Prosecutors Office in Hungary.

Monica Mbogo

Ms. Monica Mbogo is Assistant Director, Cybercrime Unit of the National Prosecution Services in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

Batilda Mushi

Ms. Batilda Mushi is Focal Person Cybercime of the National Prosecution Services in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

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