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After Palermo: An Overview of what the Convention and Protocols Hope to Accomplish

General Material


  • Follow up treaty to the Palermo Protocol has two main goals:
    • 1. To eliminate differences among national legal systems
    • 2. To set new standards for domestic laws to effectively combat organized crime
  • Includes three additional protocols:
    • Protocol Against Smuggling Migrants
    • Protocol Against Illegal Firearms
    • Protocol Against Trafficking in Women and Children
  • Describes seven key things that governments commit themselves to:
    • 1. Criminalizing Organized Crime
    • 2. Combating Money-Laundering
    • 3. Extradition of Criminals
    • 4. Witness Protection
    • 5. Prosecution
    • 6. Prevention
    • 7. Develop Protocol to Combat Transnational Organized Crime