Category: Law and Crime Prevention

UN launches new project to address link between terrorism, arms and crime

UN Office of Counter-Terrorism Director of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Under Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov presents the project “Preventing and combatting the illicit trafficking of small-arms and light weapons and their illicit supply to terrorists” – addressing the terrorism-arms-crime nexus. Cheap and easily accessible small arms are increasingly becoming the “weapon of choice” for many […]

All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks

The UN’s top rights official has added her voice to condemnation of the weekend mass-shootings in the cities of El Paso and Dayton, insisting on Tuesday that “not just the US, but all States” should do more to stop discrimination. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet’s spokesperson, Rupert Colville, from the Office of the High Commissioner […]

UN court fully assumes remaining functions of tribunals for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, officials tell Security Council

Despite challenges and resource constraints, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is operating without the support of its two predecessors – criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda – and has thus assumed the full scope of their residual functions, the legal body’s President told the Security Council on Wednesday. The functions taken over by […]

Weeding corruption out of sport an investment in development: UN crime-fighting agency

  Sports scandals, including allegations of endemic corruption and the involvement of organized crime, threaten to undermine the sector’s potential to contribute to peace and global development, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday Yury Fedetov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was addressing the opening of a two-day conference in Vienna on […]

Tackling corruption ‘from the top down’ essential, declares UN chief, marking key global treaty

Corruption and complicity know no geographical boundaries, and it is society’s most vulnerable who get hurt the most, senior United Nations officials said on Wednesday, calling on Government leaders to fight the scourge, “from the top down”. “It all begins with setting an example. By tackling corruption, Governments can show they mean business,” said Secretary-General António Guterres, […]