Transnational Organised Crime at Sea: New evidence for better responses (TOCAS)

Transnational organised crime at sea has emerged as a significant concern for security actors and law enforcement. Piracy off the coast of Somalia and elsewhere, the use of the sea for trafficking of humans, drugs or arms and as a conduit for extremism, and pervasive environmental crimes, including fishery crimes, are recognised as major challenges.

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Yet, the maritime dimension of organised crime remains one of the least studied areas of international security studies and criminology. Evidence that can inform political and security responses on a national, regional or international level is weak, particularly in terms of how different maritime crimes relate to and reinforce each other. Such knowledge is not only vital to protect maritime zones and safeguard maritime borders, but also to ensure the freedom of navigation and safety of shipping. In the global south, it is a vital element in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through advancing the blue economy.









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Transnational Organised Crime at Sea: New evidence  for better responses has received a three year funding from LINK

Project: Transnational Organised Crime at Sea: New evidence  for better responses
Period:  2018-2021


Christian Bueger


Telephone: + 45 53 54 00 83