International cooperation as a mechanism to combat organized crime
April 18, 2024

Author: Abg. Alicia Salgado Macias

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The post-Cold War and the resulting drive for globalization caused a greater opening of borders worldwide, but also gave way to the presence of new threats that threaten international security. Within these, transnational crime or organized crime is located, which today is one of the great challenges for the stability of States. Faced with such circumstances, international cooperation has emerged as an assistance mechanism that is increasingly gaining strength among States. This resource has as its essence the reciprocal collaboration between the countries in order to achieve a
mutual benefit.
However, organized crime, seen as a global problem, affects all nations, especially the less developed ones. For this reason, since the beginning of the 21st century, certain countries have conceived the liberalist idea of cooperating with each other in order to adopt regional and global measures that confront these criminal networks. Indeed, the United Nations encourages its Member States to facilitate the application of measures aimed at mutual assistance, this through the incorporation of certain international instruments such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols.
In this sense, international cooperation represents a viable proposal to effectively combat these criminal networks and counteract the economic, social and political problems that they cause, all this through instruments that promote cooperation between different States, thus ensuring a true National security.


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