Crime Types Key documents
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00166
PUBLICATION DATE: 19 April 2021
Drug trafficking remains a highly lucrative market worldwide, with an estimated value of EUR 30 billion per year in the European Union alone. The overall impact on societies has dramatic consequences – for healthcare, governance, economics and other indirectly affected areas. This impact also...
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00159
PUBLICATION DATE: 08 April 2021
Eurojust Expert Workshops on violent right-wing extremism and terrorism brought together judicial practitioners and counter-terrorism (CT) experts to share experience and identify common legal and operational challenges in investigating and prosecuting offences committed by right-wing extremist and...
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00091
PUBLICATION DATE: 23 February 2021
Cross-border cases of trafficking in human beings (THB) are complex and difficult to investigate and prosecute. They reveal the prominent role of organised criminal groups. When gaps in judicial cooperation appear it is the victims of THB who suffer. In October 2020, the European Commission noted in...
PUBLICATION ID: 2021/00002
PUBLICATION DATE: 29 January 2021
Environmental crime is the fourth-largest criminal activity in the world, growing at a rate of between 5 % and 7 % per year, according to an Interpol and UN Environment Programme estimate. This increase, combined with the organised, transnational nature of environmental crime, requires...
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00280
PUBLICATION DATE: 19 November 2020
There are several factors that make tackling cybercrime unique and challenging. Cybercrime by its nature is borderless and swiftly evolving, sometimes faster than national authorities can react. Adding an additional layer of complexity is the horizontal nature of cybercrime: almost any type of crime...
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00281
PUBLICATION DATE: 12 November 2020
Sometimes people gain unlawful access to the European Union (EU) through a marriage of convenience. Increasingly, such sham marriages are part of sophisticated fraud schemes arranged by Organised Crime Groups (OCGs). The OCGs engage in migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings on an...
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00236
PUBLICATION DATE: 21 September 2020
The 2020 Eurojust Memorandum on Battlefield Evidence reports on the present possibilities and experiences of using battlefield evidence in criminal proceedings in the EU Member States and non-EU countries. This report was produced following a recommendation from the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator...
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00141
PUBLICATION DATE: 02 July 2020
PUBLICATION ID: 2020/00284
PUBLICATION DATE: 25 June 2020
On Saturday 23 May 2020, the fifth EU Day against Impunity was marked in an alternative format, due to the current Covid-19 crisis. The event was organised in collaboration with the Croatian Presidency, the European Commission, the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes...