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In 2014, fourteen years after the UN Human Trafficking Protocol was adopted by the UN, a more modest document was opened for signature by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Entering into force on 9 November 2016, the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention of 1930 (No. 29) hopes...

This post draws on research completed as part of RUSI’s Financial Crime 2.0 research programme.

In early March 2019, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA)...

Since the 1980s, ‘police encounters’ have been a notorious phenomenon in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. Jyoti Belur, who has researched encounters in Mumbai, defines an ‘encounter’ as a ‘specific type of...

The Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) at RUSI is thrilled to announce the establishment of a new multidisciplinary research and engagement network. The UK-EU Security and Criminal Justice Cooperation Network (JUEST) will work to engage with the design and...

Anyone familiar with the history of European police and judicial cooperation knows that the arrangements that existed in this area up to the Maastricht Treaty 1992 were a jumble of overlapping, complementary and opaque combinations of legislation. They included not only the mutual assistance...

On 11 March 2019, RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) convened a workshop exploring the role of academic-law enforcement partnerships in tackling organised crime (OC). Although the important role of the academic community in knowledge creation for law enforcement has long...

In the upcoming months, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will have to rule on a case that could decide the future of the European arrest warrant (EAW) in the UK. The Irish Supreme Court’s (IESC...

Stefano Betti is an expert on transnational criminal law and policy. In addition to being Senior Advisor at the Siracusa Institute, he collaborates with several UN entities including the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Interregional...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Imran Awan is an Associate Professor in Criminology at Birmingham City University and an expert on issues related to counter-terrorism, policing and Muslim communities.  He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed papers in this area and is the co-editor of the books ‘Policing Cyber Hate,...

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