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NCJ Number: 184266 Find in a Library
Title: Revised Draft United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: A/AC.254/4/Rev.6
Sale Source: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: The purpose of the revised draft United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime is to promote cooperation to prevent and combat transnational organized crime more effectively.
Abstract: The convention contains 30 articles, the first two of which are administrative in nature and include a statement of objectives and the scope of the convention's application. Subsequent articles cover money laundering, corruption, legal liability, prosecution and adjudication, sanctions, confiscation, and international cooperation. Other articles deal with the disposal of confiscated assets, jurisdiction, extradition, the transfer of sentenced persons, mutual legal assistance, criminal investigations and investigative techniques, criminal records, obstruction of justice, and the protection of victims and witnesses. Finally, articles focus on law enforcement cooperation, the collection and exchange of information on organized crime, training and technical assistance, organized crime prevention, and implementation of the convention.
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; Crime in foreign countries; Criminal investigation; Criminal proceedings; Foreign crime prevention; International cooperation; International extradition; Money laundering; Obstruction of justice; Organized crime prevention; Prosecution; United Nations (UN); Witness protection
Note: Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Session, Vienna, 17-28 January 2000.
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