Transnational Crime

Introduction

Transnational Crime - Research Guide International Law

The concept of ‘transnational crime’, from a criminological perspective, originates from the mid-1970s when the United Nations used the term in order to identify certain criminal activities which transcend national jurisdictions. In 1995, the United Nations identified eighteen categories of transnational – and mostly organized – criminality. Transnational crime was then defined as ‘offences whose inception, prevention and/or direct or indirect effects involved more than one country.’ (UN Doc. A.CONF. 169/15/Add.1 (1995)). The crimes listed included, among others, money laundering, terrorist activities, theft of art and cultural objects, theft of intellectual property, illicit arms trafficking, aircraft hijacking, sea piracy, insurance fraud, computer crime, environmental crime, trafficking in persons, trade in human body parts, illicit drug trafficking, fraudulent bankruptcy, infiltration of legal business, corruption and bribery of public or party officials. Transnational crime has spread exponentially with the development of globalization and it is only relatively recent that some progress has been made by states and international organizations in developing measures to combat this type of criminality.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research in the field on Transnational Crime. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 250a. Crimes against Foreign States (Counterfeiting Currency, Terrorism, etc.) and subject heading (keyword) Transnational Crime is instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania
Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania : uncovering the links between recruitment, irregular employment practices and labour trafficking / Natalia Ollus, Anniina Jokinen and Matti Joutsen (eds.). - Helsinki : European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), 2013. - 360 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - (HEUNI publication series, ISSN 1799-5590 ; no. 75) Met lit.opg. - Samenvatting in het Engels. - 2013
Keywords: Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Foreign workers, Human trafficking, Forced labour, Transnational crime,

2. Heroin, organized crime, and the making of modern Turkey
Heroin, organized crime, and the making of modern Turkey / Ryan Gingeras. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. - XII, 290 pages. : maps. ; 24 cm Bibliography: page 271-286. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: Turkey, Organized crime, Drugs, Corruption, Government, Politics,

3. La criminalité en mer
La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at sea / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction/edited by de Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014. - XXXVII, 733 pagina's. ; 24 cm. - (Les livres de droit de l'Académie = The law books of the Academy) With contributions in English and French. - Bibliography: page 635-696. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Maritime security, State responsibility, Weapons of mass destruction, Jurisdiction,

4. Financial Crimes and the Global Financial Crisis
Financial Crimes and the Global Financial Crisis / Michael Levi. - Oisterwijk : Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP). - Page 203-228 In: Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption / Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljević, Jon Spencer (eds.), ISBN 9789058509833: (2013), Page 203-228. - 2013
Keywords: Economic crisis, Fraud, Economic crimes, Transnational crime,

5. Go with the E-waste Flow
Go with the E-waste Flow : the Governance Reality of Illegal Transports of E-waste in a European Trade Hub / Lieselot Bisschop. - Oisterwijk : Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP). - Page 395-425 In: Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption / Petrus C. van Duyne, Jackie Harvey, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Klaus von Lampe, Almir Maljević, Jon Spencer (eds.), ISBN 9789058509833: (2013), Page 395-425. - 2013
Keywords: Europe, Hazardous waste, Transport, Environmental crimes, Transnational crime, Governance,

6. "We've got people lined up behind the door": Placing the Trafficking and Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Context in the Restaurant and Cleaning Sectors in Finland
"We've got people lined up behind the door": Placing the Trafficking and Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Context in the Restaurant and Cleaning Sectors in Finland / Natalia Ollus and Anniina Jokinen. - Helsinki : European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). - Page 31-170 In: Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania : Uncovering the links between recruitment, irregular employment practices and labour trafficking / Natalia Ollus, Anniina Jokinen and Matti Joutsen (eds.), ISBN 9789525333893: (2013), Page 31-170. - 2013
Keywords: Finland, Foreign workers, Human trafficking, Forced labour, Transnational crime,

7. Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation in Sweden
Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation in Sweden : Examples from the Restaurant and the Berry Industries / Louisa Vogiazides and Charlotta Hedberg. - Helsinki : European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). - Page 171-237 In: Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania : Uncovering the links between recruitment, irregular employment practices and labour trafficking / Natalia Ollus, Anniina Jokinen and Matti Joutsen (eds.), ISBN 9789525333893: (2013), Page 171-237. - 2013
Keywords: Sweden, Foreign workers, Human trafficking, Forced labour, Transnational crime,

8. Estonian Migrant Workers as Targets of Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation
Estonian Migrant Workers as Targets of Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation / Kadri Soo and Anna Markina. - Helsinki : European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). - Pages 238-304 In: Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania : Uncovering the links between recruitment, irregular employment practices and labour trafficking / Natalia Ollus, Anniina Jokinen and Matti Joutsen (eds.), ISBN 9789525333893: (2013), Pages 238-304. - 2013
Keywords: Estonia, Foreign workers, Human trafficking, Forced labour, Transnational crime,

9. Lithuanian Migrants as Victims of Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation Abroad
Lithuanian Migrants as Victims of Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation Abroad / Diana Janus̆auskienė. - Helsinki : European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). - Page 305-359 In: Exploitation of migrant workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania : Uncovering the links between recruitment, irregular employment practices and labour trafficking / Natalia Ollus, Anniina Jokinen and Matti Joutsen (eds.), ISBN 9789525333893: (2013), Page 305-359. - 2013
Keywords: Lithuania, Foreign workers, Human trafficking, Forced labour, Transnational crime,

10. Crimes at Sea: a Law of the Sea Perspective
Crimes at Sea: a Law of the Sea Perspective / Efthymios D. Papastavridis. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Maritime security, Weapons of mass destruction, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982),

11. La criminalité en mer: l'approche du droit international
La criminalité en mer: l'approche du droit international / Kimberley N. Trapp. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, International crimes, Jurisdiction, Extraterritorial jurisdiction, Universal jurisdiction, Criminal jurisdiction, Criminal liability, Individual responsibility, Domestic competence, International criminal law, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Vienna, 23 May 1969), International law,

12. La compétence nationale en matière de pollution marine
La compétence nationale en matière de pollution marine / Sarah Fiona Gahlen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Marine pollution, Pollution from vessels, Environmental crimes, Transnational crime, Criminal offences, Law of the sea, Domestic competence, Criminal jurisdiction, Criminal liability, Penalty, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (London, 2 November 1973),

13. Illegal Fishing as a Criminal Act at Sea
Illegal Fishing as a Criminal Act at Sea / Gabriela A. Oanta. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Fisheries, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Law of the sea, International regime, Jurisdiction, United Nations Conventions on the law of the sea (Geneva, 29 April 1958),

14. La compétence des tribunaux internes en matière de piraterie
La compétence des tribunaux internes en matière de piraterie / Aikaterini Grymaneli. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Criminal jurisdiction, Universal jurisdiction, Domestic competence, Jurisdiction,

15. Le trafic illicite de migrants en mer
Le trafic illicite de migrants en mer / Solène Guggisberg. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Human trafficking, Illegal immigrants, Migration, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Criminalization, Criminal jurisdiction, Maritime zones, Law of the sea, Human rights,

16. Le vol à main armée en mer
Le vol à main armée en mer / Nasser Abdoul. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Maritime security, Law of the sea, International law,

17. Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: a Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal Frameworks
Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: a Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal Frameworks / Cheah Wui Ling. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Organized crime, Law of the sea, Extradition, Judicial assistance, United Nations Conventions on the law of the sea (Geneva, 29 April 1958),

18. Private Armed Guards in the Fight against Piracy
Private Armed Guards in the Fight against Piracy / Eniola Williams. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Private military companies, Maritime security, Law of the sea, Use of force, State responsibility,

19. Bibliographie sélective
Bibliographie sélective = Selected Bibliography / R.J.W. Ridderhof, R. Steenhard ; avec la contribution/with contributions by L.E. Deeks. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Maritime security, Weapons of mass destruction, State responsibility, Jurisdiction, Bibliographies,

20. The Pre-History of Piracy as a Crime & Its Definitional Odyssey
The Pre-History of Piracy as a Crime & Its Definitional Odyssey / Michael J. Kelly In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 25-42. - 2013
Keywords: Piracy, Legal concept, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982),

21. Moving from Crisis Management to a Sustainable Solution for Somali Piracy: Selected Initiatives and the Role of International Law
Moving from Crisis Management to a Sustainable Solution for Somali Piracy: Selected Initiatives and the Role of International Law / Ved P. Nanda, Jonathan Bellish In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 43-89. - 2013
Keywords: Somalia, United States of America, Piracy, Maritime security, International organizations, Private military companies,

22. Global Conventions on Maritime Crimes Involving Piratical Acts
Global Conventions on Maritime Crimes Involving Piratical Acts / J. Ashley Roach In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 91-124. - 2013
Keywords: Piracy, Hostages, Maritime security, Maritime navigation, Conventions,

23. Assessing Current Trends and Efforts to Combat Piracy
Assessing Current Trends and Efforts to Combat Piracy / Rosemelle Mutoka In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 125-175. - 2013
Keywords: Kenya, Piracy, Maritime security, Prosecution, Criminal jurisdiction,

24. Maritime Piracy
Maritime Piracy : a Sustainable Global Solution / Paul R. Williams, Lowry Pressly In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 177-215. - 2013
Keywords: Southeast Asia, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Guinea, Piracy, Maritime security, Private military companies,

25. Child Pirates: Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Accountability
Child Pirates: Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Accountability / Mark A. Drumbl In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 235-278. - 2013
Keywords: Piracy, Maritime security, Children, Juvenile, Criminal justice,

26. Juvenile Pirates: "Lost Boys" or Violent Criminals?
Juvenile Pirates: "Lost Boys" or Violent Criminals? / Milena Sterio In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 279-301. - 2013
Keywords: Somalia, Gulf of Guinea, Juvenile, Piracy, Maritime security, Regional security, Rehabilitation,

27. New Thinking in the Fight Against Marine Piracy: Financing and Plunder Pre-Empting Piracy Before Prevention Becomes Necessary
New Thinking in the Fight Against Marine Piracy: Financing and Plunder Pre-Empting Piracy Before Prevention Becomes Necessary / Hugh R. Williamson In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 335-354. - 2013
Keywords: Piracy, Organized crime,

28. Somali Piracy - Are We at the End Game?
Somali Piracy - Are We at the End Game? / Jon Huggins, Liza Kane-Hartnett In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 355-374. - 2013
Keywords: Somalia, Piracy,

29. Operational Responses to Piracy - a First Principles Approach
Operational Responses to Piracy - a First Principles Approach / Mark Sloan In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 375-386. - 2013
Keywords: Somalia, Piracy, Maritime security, International co-operation, International Maritime Organization, Carriage of goods by sea,

30. International Maritime Piracy
International Maritime Piracy : an Old Profession that is Capable of New Tricks, but Change is Possible / Simon Barker In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 387-396. - 2013
Keywords: Piracy, Maritime security, History,

31. Rules of Engagement and Legal Frameworks for Multinational Counter-Piracy Operations
Rules of Engagement and Legal Frameworks for Multinational Counter-Piracy Operations / Laurie R. Blank In: Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law = ISSN 0008-7254: vol. 46, issue 1-2, page 397-409. - 2013
Keywords: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Union, Piracy, Maritime security, Navy, Rules of Engagement, International co-operation,

32. Anti-bribery laws in common law jurisdictions
Anti-bribery laws in common law jurisdictions / Stuart H. Deming. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (xxii, 474 p.) Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2014
Keywords: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions [Paris, 21 November 1997], Corruption, Transnational crime, Common law, Commonwealth, E-books,

33. La criminalité en mer
La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at sea / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction/edited by de Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014. - XXXVII, 733 pages. - (Les livres de droit de l'Académie = The law books of the Academy) With contributions in English and French. - Bibliography: page 635-696. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Maritime security, Weapons of mass destruction, State responsibility, Jurisdiction, E-docs,

34. The Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property: The 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention
The Fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property: The 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention / Zsuzanna Veres In: Santa Clara Journal of International Law = ISSN 1777-5272: vol. 12, issue 2, page 91-116. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects [Rome, 24 June 1995], Cultural property, Exportation and importation, Smuggle, Cultural heritage,

35. Bibliographie sélective
Bibliographie sélective = Selected Bibliography / R.J.W. Ridderhof, R. Steenhard ; avec la contribution/with contributions by L.E. Deeks. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Maritime security, Weapons of mass destruction, State responsibility, Jurisdiction, Bibliographies,

36. Private Armed Guards in the Fight against Piracy
Private Armed Guards in the Fight against Piracy / Eniola Williams. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Private military companies, Maritime security, Law of the sea, Use of force, State responsibility,

37. Le vol à main armée en mer
Le vol à main armée en mer / Nasser Abdoul. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Maritime security, Law of the sea, International law,

38. Le trafic illicite de migrants en mer
Le trafic illicite de migrants en mer / Solène Guggisberg. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Human trafficking, Illegal immigrants, Migration, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Criminalization, Criminal jurisdiction, Maritime zones, Law of the sea, Human rights,

39. La compétence des tribunaux internes en matière de piraterie
La compétence des tribunaux internes en matière de piraterie / Aikaterini Grymaneli. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Criminal jurisdiction, Universal jurisdiction, Domestic competence, Jurisdiction,

40. Illegal Fishing as a Criminal Act at Sea
Illegal Fishing as a Criminal Act at Sea / Gabriela A. Oanta. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Fisheries, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Law of the sea, International regime, Jurisdiction, United Nations Conventions on the law of the sea (Geneva, 29 April 1958),

41. La compétence nationale en matière de pollution marine
La compétence nationale en matière de pollution marine / Sarah Fiona Gahlen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Marine pollution, Pollution from vessels, Environmental crimes, Transnational crime, Criminal offences, Law of the sea, Domestic competence, Criminal jurisdiction, Criminal liability, Penalty, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (London, 2 November 1973),

42. La criminalité en mer: l'approche du droit international
La criminalité en mer: l'approche du droit international / Kimberley N. Trapp. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, International crimes, Jurisdiction, Extraterritorial jurisdiction, Universal jurisdiction, Criminal jurisdiction, Criminal liability, Individual responsibility, Domestic competence, International criminal law, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982), Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Vienna, 23 May 1969), International law,

43. Crimes at Sea: a Law of the Sea Perspective
Crimes at Sea: a Law of the Sea Perspective / Efthymios D. Papastavridis. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Criminality, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Piracy, Human trafficking, Drugs, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Maritime terrorism, Marine pollution, Maritime security, Weapons of mass destruction, Law of the sea, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Montego-Bay, 10 December 1982),

44. Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: a Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal Frameworks
Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in the Prosecution of Serious Maritime Crimes: a Comparative and Critical Analysis of Applicable Legal Frameworks / Cheah Wui Ling. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: La criminalité en mer / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Crimes at Sea / Hague Academy of International Law ; publié sous la direction de/edited by Efthymios D. Papastavridis, Kimberley N. Trapp, ISBN 9789004268050: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Piracy, Criminal offences, Transnational crime, Organized crime, Law of the sea, Extradition, Judicial assistance, United Nations Conventions on the law of the sea (Geneva, 29 April 1958),

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  • Jakobi, A.P., Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.

    Jakobi, A.P., Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.

    Global crime governance has emerged as an important component of world politics. It is manifested in national and international agendas, the proliferation of global regulations, growing international budgets, and the enlarged mandates of international organizations. As a result, the definition and prosecution of crime is now increasingly homogenous, but it also shows variance: some crime policies are institutionalized coherently or attached to strong international organizations, while others are weak or dispersed across different forums. Based on sociological institutionalism, this book examines questions of structural variance in the institutional design of global governance. It shows that the interplay of strong actors and rationalization principles lead to more coherent forms of global crime governance, while normative arguments related to crime are more likely to result in fragmented forms. In consequence – and contrary to many scholars’ assumptions – global crime governance is strongest in those areas that are least attached to moral statements. The book develops a theory of society and applies this framework to explaining the sources and consequences of institutional design. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative methods, the text analyzes the origins of global regulations, how they are disseminated, and why differences exist. The role of the United States in creating global rules and disseminating them is emphasized.

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  • De Sanctis, F.M., Money Laundering through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective, Cham, Springer, 2013.

    De Sanctis, F.M., Money Laundering through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective, Cham, Springer, 2013.

    The art world has been discovered by criminals as an effective way for money laundering and other clandestine activities on an international level. Unfortunately, in most countries investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory agencies are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of criminal activity. Also, regulation and international laws and treaties involving the art world have many loopholes that can potentially lead to the laundering of large sums of money. This book provides a bird’s eye view of novel ways in which money laundering happens through illegal activities involving art. It can serve as a guide for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others involved in efforts to curb money laundering and financing of terrorism, revealing why somehow new techniques used by criminals have been neglected by law enforcement in most countries. Drawing from his own experience with the matter in both Brazil and in the United States, the author makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory improvement, extending beyond mere regulation of the art market.

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  • Ruggeri, S. (ed.), Transnational Inquiries and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Criminal Proceedings: A Study in Memory of Vittorio Grevi and Giovanni Tranchina, Heidelberg, Springer, 2013.

    Ruggeri, S. (ed.), Transnational Inquiries and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Criminal Proceedings: A Study in Memory of Vittorio Grevi and Giovanni Tranchina, Heidelberg, Springer, 2013.
    The protection of fundamental rights in the field of transnational criminal inquiries is of great delicateness in the current tangled web of domestic and international legal sources. Due to this complex scenario, this research has been carried out from a four-level perspective. The first level provides a critical analysis of the multilevel systems of protecting fundamental rights from the perspective of supranational and constitutional case law, and in the field of international and organized crime. The second level focuses on EU judicial cooperation in three main fields: financial and serious organized crime, mutual recognition tools, and individual rights protection. The third level provides the perspectives of ten domestic legal systems in two fields, i.e., obtaining evidence abroad and cooperation with international criminal tribunals. The fourth level analyses cross-border inquiries in comparative law, providing a reconstruction of different models of obtaining evidence overseas. 
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  • Boister, N., An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law, Oxford University Press, 2012.

    Boister, N., An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law, Oxford University Press, 2012.

    The suppression of cross-border criminal activity has become a major global concern. An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law examines how states, acting together, are responding to these forms of criminality through a combination of international treaty obligations and national criminal laws. Multilateral ‘suppression conventions’ oblige states parties to criminalise a broad range of activities including drug trafficking, terrorism, transnational organised crime, corruption, and money laundering, and to provide for different types of international procedural cooperation like extradition and mutual legal assistance in regard to these offences. Usually regarded as a sub-set of international criminal justice, this system of law is beginning to receive greater attention as a subject in its own right as the scale of the criminal threat and the complexity of synergyzing the criminal laws of different states is more fully understood. The book is divided into three parts. Part A asks and attempts to answer what is transnational crime and what is transnational criminal law? Part B explores a selection of substantive transnational crimes from piracy through to cybercrime. Part C examines the main procedural mechanisms involved in establishing jurisdiction and then the exercise of jurisdiction through the effective investigation and prosecution of transnational crimes. Finally, Part D looks at the implementation of transnational criminal law and the prospects for transnational criminal justice.

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  • Allum, F. and S. Gilmour (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, London, Routledge, 2012.

    Allum, F. and S. Gilmour (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime, London, Routledge, 2012.

    Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy. It is a phenomenon that is all too often misunderstood and misrepresented. This handbook attempts to redress the balance, by providing a fresh and interdisciplinary overview of the problems which transnational organized crime represents. The innovative aspect of this handbook is not only its interdisciplinary nature but also the dialogue between international academics and practitioners that it presents. The handbook seeks to provide the definitive overview of transnational organized crime, including contributions from leading international scholars as well as emerging researchers. The work starts by examining the origins, concepts, contagion and evolution of transnational organized crime and then moves on to discuss the impact, governance and reactions of governments and their agencies, before looking to the future of transnational organized crime, and how the State will seek to respond. Providing a cutting edge survey of the discipline, this work will be essential reading for all those with an interest in this dangerous phenomenon.

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  • Honduras: A New Cocaine Trafficking Hub

    Last week Honduras adopted a law allowing the government to shoot down planes suspected of trafficking illegal drugs through the country. International drug trafficking is probably the most well known transnational organized crime. How bad is the current situation in Honduras; is it a new cocaine trafficking hub?

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  • Protecting Children from Cybercrime: Online Child Grooming

    In the Netherlands a massive case of internet child abuse has been reveiled this week. A 48 year old man has been arrested and is suspected of online child grooming and sexually abusing hundreds of girls. At least 11 girls stated they have had a meeting with the man and were sexually abused by him. The Dutch police has found 26.000 videos and 144.000 photographs during a raid on his house. The man has been active for eight years. What is online child grooming and what is the International and European policy on combating this form of cyber crime and internet abuse?

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  • Pirates, Buccaneers and Privateers : Concepts of International Law

    Establishing an authoritative definition of “piracy” in international law has always been rather problematic. The definition is relevant, because any confusion in terminology invariably leads to debates between State sovereignty and universal jurisdiction over crimes at sea. The various international law meanings of piracy are derived from, among others, international treaties, and various municipal law meanings are defined by statutes and State practice.

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  • Victor Bout, arms dealer, extradited to USA

    Victor Bout, an interpreter and a former Russian military airforce officer suspected of arms trafficking, has been extradited to the United States of America by Thailand. Bout, also called the ‘merchant of death’, is alleged of supplying illegal weapons to various groups and regimes, such as the Taliban, the Sierra leonean Revolutionary United Front, Charles Taylor and al-Qaida.

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  • Call for an UN Piracy Tribunal

    Five Somalis are currently on trial in the Netherlands after they failed to hijack a freighter sailing under the Dutch Antilles flag in January. The pirates have expressed their satisfaction with their prison cells, and at least one of them has said he wants to stay in the Netherlands after he is [...]

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  • Remembrance Slave Trade and its Abolition

    Saturday 23 August marks the UN nineth annual International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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  • Piracy

    The history of piracy goes back in the library collection till 1816. Still the oceans are unsafe, especially the Somali coast is crowded with modern pirates with guns and grenades. As in the old days kidnapping and piracy are lucrative businesses, if a ransom is paid.

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