News by topic: Law, Crime Prevention


UN Assembly honours legacy of slain Italian judge, hears calls to bolster fight against organized crime

19 June – Marking the 25 years since the murder of an Italian judge who dedicated his life to fighting the Mafia, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need for the international community to renew its commitment to address evolving and emerging forms of organized crime.


‘Pervading toxic culture of impunity’ for alleged war crimes at root of Darfur conflict – ICC Prosecutor

8 June – The Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court today reiterated her call for States to arrest and surrender the suspects of alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur region of Sudan, including President Omar Al Bashir.


UN chief congratulates people of Lesotho on peaceful national elections

8 June – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the conclusion of a peaceful National Assembly election.


UN-backed treaty on mercury to enter into force; ‘pivotal moment’ in combat against harmful chemicals

19 May – The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified the first new global convention related to the environment and health in close to a decade, according to the United Nations.


In wake of ‘WannaCry’ attacks, UN cybersecurity expert discusses Internet safety

19 May – A United Nations cybersecurity expert says that cybercrime is ultimately preventable, and that the internet – even the hidden so-called ‘dark net’ – has very good elements to it.


Panama’s financial reform agenda must prioritize combating tax evasion – UN expert

11 May – Following last year’s leak of confidential financial documents from a Panama law firm, a United Nations rights expert yesterday called on the countries’ authorities to continue to impose greater due diligence on financial and banking institutions.


International Criminal Court may investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, Security Council told

8 May – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today told the United Nations Security Council that her Office is considering launching an investigation into alleged migrant-related crimes in Libya, including human trafficking.