Obokata, T (2019) Combating Transnational Organised Crime through International Human Rights Law. International Human Rights Law Review, 8 (1). ISSN 2213-1027

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This article explores the key obligations imposed upon States under international human rights law to combat transnational organised crime. It begins by highlighting a number of human rights which are affected by various forms of organised crime, such as the rights to life, liberty and security, health, property, culture, as well as the prohibition on slavery/forced labour and other inhuman or degrading treatments. The article then analyses the key obligations imposed upon States under international human rights law, with particular reference to (1) investigation, prosecution and punishment, (2) protection of victims and (3) prevention. The main conclusion reached is that international human rights law is indeed useful as it encourages States to adopt a holistic approach capable of addressing the complex and multi-faceted nature of transnational organised crime beyond simple criminal justice responses.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) will be available online via Brill Academic Publishers at https://doi.org/10.1163/22131035-00801003 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: transnational organised crime, law, criminal justice, international law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 11:20
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6217

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