The SHERLOC portal is an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols.

Case Law Database

A comprehensive case law database that allows you to see how Member States are tackling organized crime cases in their courts.

Database of Legislation

An electronic repository of laws relevant to the requirements of the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto. Most of the legislation included in this database has been enacted specifically to counter the relevant crime type. For more information click here.

CNA Directory

Directory of competent national authorities that have been designated to receive, respond and process requests pertaining to mutual legal assistance, extradition and transfer of sentenced prisoners, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in firearms.

Bibliographic Database

An annotated bibliography providing a synopsis of key articles that are search-able by countries, research methods and keywords. The database is under development and currently includes research on migrant smuggling.

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News / Events
25 April 2014
UNODC campaign recognized for raising awareness among consumers about organized crime and counterfeiting

24 April 2014 - UNODC has received an award for consumer awareness from the US Chamber of Commerce for its most recent campaign on counterfeit goods and the link that these products have to organized criminal networks. Launched in January 2014, the campaign, 'Counterfeit: Don't buy into organized crime', highlights the significant issues raised by the $250 billion a year illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods.

13 April 2014
UNODC calls for support to beat the illegal trade in wildlife

13 February 2014 - At a conference in Lancaster House, London, today, global leaders met to discuss how to eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife and better protect the world's most iconic species from the threat of extinction.

13 January 2014
'Counterfeit: Don't buy into organized crime' - UNODC launches new outreach campaign on $250 billion a year counterfeit business

14 January 2014 - A new global campaign has been launched by UNODC to raise awareness among consumers of the $250 billion a year illicit trafficking of counterfeit goods.

30 October 2013
UNODC introduces SHERLOC to Working Group on Technical Assistance

On October 28, 2013, UNODC introduced the knowledge management portal SHERLOC to the participants of the 7th session of the Working Group of Government Experts on Technical Assistance in Vienna.