This report examines the growing threat of transnational organized crime to U.S.
national security and global stability, outlines the U.S. response to international crime, and examines likely Congressional concerns related to U.S. efforts to combat
This resolution was adopted on October 31, 2005, and requires Syrian cooperation into the UN-led investigation of the February 14, 2005 killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime was adopted in 2000 and entered into force on December 25, 2003.
The UNODC states, "The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, was adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25. ... It is the first global legally binding instrument with an agreed definition on trafficking in persons. The intention behind this definition is to facilitate convergence in national approaches with regard to the establishment of domestic criminal offences that would support efficient international cooperation in investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons cases. An additional objective of the Protocol is to protect and assist the victims of trafficking in persons with full respect for their human rights."
The glittering economic success of the New Asia has a dark side of drug trafficking, illegal migration, labor abuses, and pollution. These so-called transnational problems are grabbing headlines and forcing themselves onto the diplomatic agenda with increasing frequency, shouldering aside traditional questions of commerce and security.
This Act allows for wiretapping of U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens if there is cause to believe that the individual may be involved in a criminal violation.
Organized Crime and Transnational Threats
David Holiday, Program Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society Institute
William F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, U.S. Department of Defense
Lee S. Wolosky, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; former Director, Transnational Threats, National Security Council
Introductory Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Stanley S. Arkin, Chairman, The Arkin Group, LLC
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 10:00 AM Meeting
Local and National Policy Responses
Ramon Garza Barrios, Mayor, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Rodrigo Pardo, Director, Revista Cambio; former Foreign Minister, Republic of Colombia
Presider: Andrew D. Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
10:15 to 11:30 AM Meeting
Regional and Multilateral Policy Responses
Adam Isacson, Director of Programs, Center for International Policy
Francisco Thoumi, Tinker Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, University of Texas; former Research Coordinator, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime
Presider: Shannon O’Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Meeting
12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch Reception
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