News from Members

GI Faces of Assassination virtual book and campaign launch

GI is announcing the launch of the campaign “Assassination Witness” and landmark book “Faces of Assassination – Bearing Witness to the Victims of Organized Crime”. This book assembles 50 profiles of those who have been assassinated by criminal groups since the start of the millennium. It is a compilation of men and women who have been murdered because they confronted, weakened or threatened criminal groups. On Monday 15th June the GI will be holding a virtual launch event at 2pm CEST. Link to join the online launch:

12 Jun, 2020

IADL Open Letter

The Open Letter demanding an end to unprecedented house arrest of Human Rights Attorney Steven Donzinger can be found here.

02 Jun, 2020

GI Assassinations Watch project

On June 15 the Global Iniative will be launching this Assassinations Watch project.

02 Jun, 2020

Criminologists Without Borders Commentary Column

There is a new commentary column on the website of Criminologists Without Borders. It is designed to provide information and opinion on global isues relating to crime and justice.

02 Jun, 2020

IADL Event #NoLockdownOnRights

A webinar by the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines took place on May 29th.

02 Jun, 2020

IADL Virtual Meeting

A virtual Meeting-Conference on COVID-19 and International Cooperation took place on May 29th.

02 Jun, 2020

Articles by Persons Against Non-State Torture

Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald have written two articles on mass shootings, femicide and strangulation in Nova Scotia.

The first article can be found here
The second article can be found here.

20 May, 2020

UN75 People's Declaration and Plan for Global Action

The virtual UN seminar on “The Future We Want and the UN We Need.” produced a brief report which begins: "With registered participants from 75 countries around the world, and over 600 attendees each of the two days, and many more joining through YouTube and Facebook Live, “We the peoples” sent a strong message to the UN and Member States that a stronger multilateral system is needed as a matter of urgency, and that the UN75 High Level Event on 21 September needs to be the catalyst for the transformative changes urgently needed to successfully address 21st century global challenges." The report can be found here.

20 May, 2020

Global Initiative - Detour on the Road to Kyoto

The world is in a state of crisis. Health systems are under strain, businesses and employees are struggling, and ordinary life for many is simply on hold, or going downhill fast. We are yet to see the full extent of the spread of the virus, but restrictions are already bringing life and work to a standstill, as countries desperately try to protect their health systems, economies, and societies, and hopefully prevent some of the worst health outcomes. Meanwhile, as part of the response, governments are gaining new powers to control populations and restrict movement and activity, and heavy-handed responses are already in evidence.

08 May, 2020

Dominicans for Justice and Peace: Responses to COVID 19

The special newsletter on COVID 19 for Europe and the Middle East can be found here.

A concept note from the Dominican Family for Justice and Peace and Care of Creation - Philippines on COVID 19 can be found here.

08 May, 2020

Elmoustkbal Organization for Media and strategic Studies: Article about an International Commission of Inquiry formed to investigate the sudden appearance Covid-19

By- Amro Selim – Chairman of Elmoustkbal for media and policy studies – Member of The Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

You can find the article here in English.

You can find the article here in Arabic

27 Apr, 2020

GI Road to Kyoto Podcast - The Alliance and Civil Society

The Road to Kyoto is a podcast series from the GI-TOC with some of the leading experts who study and track organized crime and related issues, in the context of the upcoming United Nations Crime Congress. In episode 3 Anna Alvazzi del Frate, the Chair of the Alliance, talks about the role of civil society in preparation of the 14th Crime Congress.

21 Apr, 2020

Global Initiative - Road to Kyoto: Organized crime at the 14th UN Crime Congress

The Road to Kyoto is a podcast series from the GI-TOC with some of the leading experts who study and track organized crime and related issues, in the context of the upcoming United Nations Crime Congress. The Congress usually takes place every 5 years, and the next one was due to be held in Kyoto, Japan, in April 2020. It has now been postponed to an undetermined future date to the COVID-19 outbreak. This podcast looks into some of the key issues that will be discussed and debated at the Congress, such as cybercrime, drugs policy, human rights, and the role of civil society in preventing and countering organized crime.

07 Apr, 2020

Global Initiative #CovidCrimeWatch

#CovidCrimeWatch is a new initiative by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime that explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on illicit economies across the globe. Every week we will publish a selection of stories from across the world that examine the relationship between the global health crisis and organized crime. From a slowing down of the drugs trade, to an increase in counterfeit goods, the spread of the virus will have dramatic consequences for the world of organized crime. For more information see: #CovidCrimeWatch

-Crime and Contagion: This brief is a result of information garnered from our networks and civil-society partners in the field, and draws from a comprehensive review of reporting on the impact of the coronavirus on c

07 Apr, 2020

IADL statement on COVID-19: Lift all unilateral coercive measures

The International Association of Democratic Lawyer demands that COVID-19 serve as a call for global solidarity rather than economic war and devastation through lifting of all unilateral coercive measures.

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization with consultative status in ECOSOC and UNESCO. Founded in 1946 to promote the goals of the United Nations Charter, IADL and its affiliated organizations throughout the world have consistently fought to uphold international law, promote human rights and address threats to international peace and security. From its inception, IADL members have protested racism, colonialism, and economic and political injustice wherever they occur. For more information see: IADL

28 Mar, 2020

PRI briefing note issued on Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison

The briefing focuses on healthcare and human rights of people in prison in relation to the spread of COVID-19 available here: Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison.
PRI looks into a number of issues, including the right to health and hygiene, contacts with the outside world, risks associated to quarantine, isolation or limitation of movement within detention facilities, as well as fair trials and the right to legal counsel, and access to places of detention for monitoring. PRI also highlights the need for all jurisdictions to take emergency measures to reduce prison populations, including emergency releases of individuals on pre-trial detention. We underline under which conditions such could happen.

16 Mar, 2020