Transnational Organized Crime Case Study

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Resolving the Increasing Threat of Transnational Organized Crime
The Russian Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, Yakuza, Fuk Ching these are some of the most renowned well-organized Transnational Organized Crime groups. Transnational Organized Crime is defined by the National Security Council, the US President 's principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters, as “those self-perpetuating associations of individuals who operate transnationally for the purpose of obtaining power, influence, monetary and/or commercial gains, wholly or in part by illegal means, while protecting their activities through a pattern of corruption and/ or violence, or while protecting their illegal activities through a transnational organizational structure
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In 2009 it was estimated to generate $870 billion – an amount equal to 1.5 percent of global GDP.” This ranges from “...drug trafficking, smuggling of migrants, human trafficking, money-laundering, trafficking in firearms, counterfeit goods, wildlife and cultural property, and even some aspects of cybercrime.” (UNDOC,2009). Transnational Organized Crime is an increasing issue and it can be resolve by Cooperation, Coordination and Corrections among nations. Regarding Cooperation, there have been attempts by the United Nations to combat TOCs. In 2003, there were a series of resolutions passed to combat the issues of TOCs, they were called the “Palermo Protocols” (Convention on Transnational Organized Crime, UNODC). They defined what trafficked people are, how to prevent the spreading human trafficking and the recognition of the need of regulation of arms within the international community. The resolutions did not achieve much as a result. According to the UNODC, in …show more content…
According to Shabina S. Khatri, a writer for the Doha News, the State of Qatar has had over 422 reports of human trafficking victims and “…no employers or recruitment agencies have ever been prosecuted under the country’s anti-trafficking law.” Across the world there are cases of political corruption and this has led to many dangerous individuals having unfair trials and bribing their way out of punishment (Transparency,2011). To resolve unfair trials for TOCs there is a need for an international judiciary review. When a criminal commits a TOC and manages to escape justice by bribing an official of another country needs to be dealt with at an international scale. With this creation of an international judiciary review, there should be a guarantee of justice and a fair trial. There are major drawbacks for this plan though, a country can assume that the international community does not trust its court system and may believe that there is an infringement of their own sovereignty and rights within their

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