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OSCE Addresses Organized Crime through Police Co-operation

Alexey Lyzhenkov
Journal 26 June 2019
This article was published on Brill | Nijhoff

Abstract

Organized crime, along with terrorism, drugs, corruption and cyber-crime remain among the most significant threats to security and co-operation in the OSCE region. What has been achieved over these years and what else still needs to be done to ensure that organized crime does not hinder sustainable economic and social development in the area from Vancouver to Vladivostok? To effectively defend the human rights of 1.2 billion people living in the region, the OSCE has to review its anti-crime toolbox from time to time, to strengthen its co-operation with other interested partners and to develop new mechanisms of co-operation among its 57 participating States. This article will focus on the ongoing efforts by the OSCE to combat organized crime through police co-operation.