Establishment of a testing mechanism for the Palermo Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (19 October 2018)

France welcomes the establishment of a testing mechanism for the Palermo Convention against Transnational Organized Crime thanks to its States Parties’ unanimous adoption of a resolution put forward by France with Italy and Costa Rica.

It will take the form of a peer review mechanism that will make it possible to establish best practices in the implementation of the Palermo Convention and its protocols on the fight against the trafficking in persons, the smuggling of migrants, and the trafficking in firearms.

After 10 years of negotiations, the creation of this mechanism marks the international community’s determination to more effectively combat organized crime with the help of civil society.