On 30 September 2021, the CyberPeace Institute and the Cybersecurity Tech Accord together with a group of more than 60 private sector and civil society stakeholders committed to a free, open and secure internet, published a Multistakeholder Manifesto on Cybercrime. The Manifesto comes ahead of the impending UN negotiations around the updated Convention on Cybercrime as established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 74/247, which are set to begin in January 2022. Advocating for a free, open, secure and peaceful cyberspace, the manifesto stresses that the international community should avoid any duplication of efforts and should focus on strengthening the implementation and enforcement of already established frameworks. The Manifesto lays out a set of principles and processes for states to protect rights and liberties which include: focusing on protecting the victims and associate accountability mechanisms; clarifying the scope of the negotiations and limiting to actual cybercrime so that it does not endanger the open and free internet we know today; ensuring that the outcome does not put existing commitments, such as those enshrined in the 2004 Budapest Convention into doubt; creating opportunities for the private sector and civil society to participate in the negotiation process and making sure the process is as transparent as possible; and agreeing that decisions are taken by consensus and not unilaterally.