Scope of SHERLOC

SHERLOC makes available to the public resources relating to organized crime from all 193 UN Member States, as well as non-member observer States of the United Nations, the European Union, and non-member parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

SHERLOC contains resources concerning:

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto

The international legal framework against terrorism

15 crime types

Relevant ‘cross-cutting’ issues

Crime types

SHERLOC contains resources concerning the following 15 crime types:

    • Corruption
    • Counterfeiting
    • Cybercrime
    • Drug offences
    • Falsified medical products
    • Money laundering
    • Obstruction of justice
    • Participation in an organized criminal group
    • Piracy and maritime crime
    • Smuggling of migrants
    • Terrorism
    • Trafficking in cultural property
    • Trafficking in firearms
    • Trafficking in persons
    • Wildlife, forest and fisheries crime

The Case Law Database, Database of Legislation, Strategies Database and Bibliographic Database can each be filtered according to these 15 crime types.

Cross-cutting issues

SHERLOC also contains resources which concern relevant ‘cross-cutting’ issues – that is, general procedural issues which are not limited to a particular crime type. SHERLOC contains resources concerning the following cross-cutting issues, in so far as they relate to preventing and combating organized crime and terrorism:

    • Jurisdiction
    • Liability of legal persons
    • Prosecution, adjudication and sanctions
    • Investigation procedure
    • Victims
    • Witnesses
    • International cooperation
    • Prevention
    • Electronic evidence
    • Gender considerations
    • National coordination
The Case Law Database, Database of Legislation and Bibliographic Database can each be filtered according to relevant cross-cutting issues.