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Title:Transnational crime: the southern African response
Authors:Strydom, H.A.ISNI
Du Toit, S.ISNI
Periodical:South African Yearbook of International Law
Geographic term:South Africa
international criminal law
Abstract:Organized transnational crime poses major challenges to national and international security and both the structures of the criminal organizations and their risk management strategies make them formidable adversaries for governments. Within this context, the new South African Republic, together with other newly formed republics in Eastern Europe, have joined the ranks of the world's fraternity of weak States offering easy targets for organized criminal groups who are swift to exploit failing national institutions, corrupt officials, poor law enforcement, collapsing services, and regional instability. The authors provide an account of the global context of the problem before reviewing the major international (UN) and regional (SADC) developments in the fight against transnational organized crime, and commenting on South African initiatives in this regard. Notes, ref.