Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU

This report is produced in the framework of the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime. The Justice and Home Affairs Council defined its priorities for 2018-2021 based on Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA), released in March 2017. Trafficking in human beings (THB) is one of the identified crime priorities Read more about Criminal networks involved in the trafficking and exploitation of underage victims in the EU[…]

UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention

  https://www.facebook.com/unodc/videos/2167954610122723/?t=0   VIENNA, 19 October – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, today welcomed the agreement of Member States to strengthen action against organized crime under the Palermo Convention. The ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Read more about UNODC Executive Director welcomes governments’ decision on review mechanism for Palermo Convention[…]

Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Seven smugglers arrested in Spain

  Spanish police arrested seven members of an Iraqi-Albanian gang allegedly having smuggled refugees and migrants from Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria to the United Kingdom. The migrants were hidden in containers in Northern Spain’s ports of Santander and Santurtzi that would then be boarded onto regular ferries going to Europe. The whole criminal Read more about Seven smugglers arrested in Spain[…]