Illegal economy and organized crime

As observed by the UNODC and the OECD, illegal economy has gone global. Globalization and openness in communication, trade and finance have contributed  to economic growth and well-being in certain countries, but it has also provided criminals with huge opportunities to intensify their business. Illegal economy is diversified, reaching macroeconomic proportions: transnational criminal markets, usury and racket, corruption,  counterfeiting,  “ecomafias” as environmental crimes,  money laundering,  illegal work, tax evasion and many other forms are observed worldwide. On one hand, they represent a deep threat to the rule of law, both at a national and international level, by distorting local economies and the market, corrupting institutions and fuelling conflicts. On the other, they are an attempt to security, especially in poor and conflict-ridden countries.

Documents

LIBERA’S DELIVERABLES

ARTICLES

INSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS

Videos

Between Water and Oil Palm – Colombia 2016, ENG – ESP – IT

In collaboration with the Colombian human rights non-profit La Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, the documentary was made to show the devastating impact that the growing palm oil sector in Colombia has had on the local communities of Mapiripan, Colombia. To watch the Spanish/Italian version of the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PijxzKsGvbM&feature=youtu.be

 

Reportage on the “historical negotiation” between Italian State and Mafia HISPAN TV 2013 (ESP)

Presentation of National Campaign against slavery in Argentina FUNDACION ALAMEDA – CGT 2013  (ESP)