November 13, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution renewing its international call to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. Working under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, resolution 2184 (2014) calls on all able states to provide military forces to repress piracy in the region. ...[read more]
November 12, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday expressed concern that the legalization of marijuana by some US states is not compatible with existing international drug conventions. UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov stated that the UNODC is following the legalization trend ...[read more]
September 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Tuesday hosted an event to bring attention to the issue of maritime drug smuggling taking place across international waters, urging prosecution of offenders. There has been a recent increase in the smuggling of heroin and other drugs by sea to Africa, ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released the results of the Global Study on Homicide 2013 (GSH) which detailed the global prevalence of intentional homicides, finding 437,000 homicides in 2012. The UNODC collected a wide breadth of statistical data including identities of perpetrators and ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The increasing organized crime in Eastern Africa (EA) must be tackled both within the region and the markets where illicit goods will be delivered, according to a report published Wednesday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). According to the report, in 2012 more than 100,000 people paid ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On June 25, 2010, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced that it had opened a courtroom in Kenya to hear maritime piracy cases. The UNODC, with support from donor states such as Australia, Canada, the EU and the US, established the high security courtroom to prosecute suspected Somali ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the government of Japan on Monday came to an agreement to increase efforts to combat drug and human trafficking in Africa and Southeast Asia. The agreement was reached at the end of the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of the Western New England School of Law says that the US must restrict aid to the Honduran government, so long as human rights abuses continue ...Honduras is plagued by the world's highest homicide rate. This has been widely reported for the past two years, ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Fangxing Li
The UN's top anti-crime official on Monday urged an integrated international response to target transnational crime syndicates which seek to avoid prosecution by moving to a new country when faced with increased law enforcement pressure. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Drug trafficking and violent crime in Central America and the Caribbean threaten the rule of law in those regions, according to a report released Thursday by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report concluded that cocaine trafficking and the associated violence are the main source of ...[read more]

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