transitional justice

Criminal trade in new synthetic drugs

Author/s (editor/s):

Roderic Broadhurst

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Journal article

The criminal trade in new synthetic drugs is profitable, sophisticated, dangerous, and rapidly expanding.

Roderic Broadhurst examines the transnational links between organised crime groups, and the implications of the expansion of the trade for law enforcement agencies in Asia and Oceania.

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Broadhurst, Roderic, “Transcontinental Express: Asia’s Law Enforcers Face Synthetic Drug Proliferation”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, August 2017: 42-45

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Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

This seminar has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 September, 12.30-1.30pm. The venue remains unchanged.

Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the conflict in Timor-Leste. This phenomenon is not confined to Timor-Leste; it recurs in both developing and developed states. Individuals who commit international crimes often do so due to the spectrum of influence security sector institutions apply. It follows that these institutions should be held accountable to avoid the repetition of atrocities.

Bookclub - Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The backdrop to Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice is Cambodia’s history of radical Communist revolution (1975–1979) under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, and the culture of impunity and silence imposed on the society by successive national governments for close to three decades. Dialogue on the suppressed past began in 2006 as key figures of the regime were brought before the in situ internationalised criminal court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

Commissioning civil society

Civil society advocacy is a familiar element of the transitional justice field today. From the United Nations to grassroots organizations, there is a popular, shared chorus advocating for civil society ownership of, and participation in, transitional justice processes. Yet, at the same time, the field is facing a crisis of legitimacy with accusations that transitional justice is a creature of the Hague, Geneva and New York, alienated from local social movements and at odds with local ownership of transitional justice processes.

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