United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox treatyThe United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is a 2000 United Nations-sponsored multilateral treaty against transnational organized crime. The Convention was adopted by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 November 2000. It is also called the Palermo Convention, and its three supplementary protocols (the Palermo Protocols) are:[1]

All four of these instruments contain elements of the current international law on human trafficking, arms trafficking and money laundering. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) acts as custodian of the UNTOC and its protocols.

The Convention came into force on 29 September 2003. As of June 2016, it has 187 parties,[2] which includes 182 United Nations member states, the Cook Islands, the Holy See, Niue, the State of Palestine, and the European Union. The 11 UN member states that are not party to the Convention are (* indicates that the state has signed but not ratified the Convention): Template:Columns-list

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