Judicial Cooperation System in the Fight Against Transnational Organised Crime

  • Francesco Testa


The Author goes over the origins of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and deals with the most significant sections of its actual application in national laws, particularly in Italy. The strength of the innovative tools on international cooperation provided for in the Convention is highlighted, as well as the obligation of Member States to appropriately criminalise organised criminal groups, establishing a legal framework consistent with the most varied criminal systems and judicial traditions. The Author also proposes a brief comparison between the system of international cooperation in the Convention and the level of integration achieved within the European Union. Great significance is also given to the importance of adopting a mechanism to review the implementation of the Convention in all State Parties, so as to monitor the effective application of its provisions and identify any challenge and gap that might impede their full application.


UNTOC Palermo Convention Crime Congress Organised crime Transnationality Criminal group Italian system International cooperation New and emerging forms of crime Review mechanism Technical assistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chief ProsecutorCourt of ChietiChietiItaly
  2. 2.Former Legal Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International OrganisationsViennaAustria

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