The Convention deals with the fight against organised crime in general and some of the major activities in which transnational organised crime is commonly involved, such as money laundering, corruption and the obstruction of investigations or prosecutions. To supplement the Convention, two Protocols also tackle specific areas of transnational organised crime that are of particular concern to UN Member States. It also contains detailed provisions to support international cooperation in criminal matters, such as extradition and mutual legal assistance, and provide for specific and innovative forms of cooperation that can be applied in the field of wildlife and forest crime (i.e. last paragraph of the Preamble).
- Conference for the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
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- Signed: 15 November 2000 Entered into Force: 29 September 2003