Transnational crime @fr

  • Save Wildlife: Act Now or Game Over!

    mars 11, 2016

    From 1-3 March 2016, 300 Representatives from Countries, Intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, business representatives and the broader civil society were gathered in The Hague, the Netherlands for the international wildlife conference: Save Wildlife: Act now or Game over. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, the Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The conference has build on the London and Kasane Conferences on the illegal wildlife trade, and has set the stage for the Hanoi Conference, due to take place later in 2016.

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  • Mexico and the Drug Cartels: A History of Fascination

    janvier 29, 2016

    On January 9th, 2016, Rolling Stone published an interview between Sean Penn and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel. The fascination that Hollywood, and thus a large part of the western world, has for the Mexican drug cartels and the drug war they are engaging in is anything but recent. Mexico’s drug cartels, as well as widespread violence, money laundering and corruption, are elements which are as closely linked to Mexico’s image as its ancient civilizations. This article will explore the history of Mexico’s drug cartels and the close relationship between drugs and Mexico’s development.

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  • South-Africa and the Future of (Il)legal Trade in Rhino Horn

    novembre 27, 2015

    On Sunday 22 November, zookeepers of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park put a 41-year old northern white rhinoceros named Nola to sleep. With the death of Nola, there are only three northern white rhinos left on the planet – which are unlikely to reproduce. Widespread poaching, as well as armed conflict, caused the extinction of northern white rhinos in the wild. Last Thursday, the High Court of Pretoria, South Africa, overturned the government’s ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn which was put in place in 2009.

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  • New Publication: La criminalité en mer = Crimes at Sea

    septembre 9, 2014

    The Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy devoted its Session in 2012 to the issue of ‘Criminal Acts at Sea’. The present volume includes some of the outstanding products of their work. The chapters in this volume underscore the common challenges in international co-operation at the level with respect to crimes at sea identify a number of the potential shortcomings of the applicable international law.
     New Publication: La criminalité en mer = Crimes at sea

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  • Human Trafficking - Research Guide International Law

    Traite des personnes

    Chaque année, des centaines d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants tombent entre les mains de trafiquants, dans leur propre pays ou à l’étranger. Les universitaires et les organisations internationales, y compris au sein du système des Nations Unies, ont abordé la traite des êtres humains selon des angles différents, selon qu’ils le voyaient comme une forme […]

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  • Piracy - Research Guide International Law


    La piraterie existerait depuis l’époque romaine et aurait ses racines dans le secteur de la pêche. Certains actes de pirateries étaient autrefois traités comme des actes de délinquance, tandis que d’autres étaient un moyen légal de pillage en temps de guerre (corsaires). Dans les faits, comme le travail du pirate et celui du corsaire était […]

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  • Transnational Crime - Research Guide International Law

    Criminalité transnationale

    La notion de “criminalité transnationale”, d’un point de vue criminologique, date du milieu des années soixante-dix lorsque les États-Unis ont utilisé ce terme pour désigner certaines activités criminelles qui transcendent les juridictions nationales. En 1995, les Nations Unies ont identifié dix-huit catégories d’infractions transnationales – la plupart relevant de la criminalité organisée. La criminalité organisée […]

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