Cabinet decides to sign UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime

The Cabinet decided yesterday to accede to the United Nation’s ‘Convention against Transnational Organised Crime’ at its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

The decision followed deliberations on a paper presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Crimes classified in the convention include terrorism, illegal migration, drug-related crimes, money-laundering, corruption and human trafficking.

“Each State Party shall Endeavour to ensure that any discretionary legal powers under its domestic law, relating to the prosecution of persons for offences covered by this Convention are exercised to maximise the effectiveness of law enforcement measures in respect of those offences and with due regard to the need to deter the commission of such offences,” the convention states.