The SHERLOC portal is an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the  UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three Protocols.

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Electronic Evidence

This section on   Electronic Evidence provides an overview of different type of resources (laws, jurisprudence, bibliographic abstracts, policies etc.) adopted at national and regional level to regulate the use and admissibility of electronic evidence in legal proceedings.


Case Law Database

A comprehensive case law database that allows you to see how Member States are tackling organized crime cases in their courts.

Database of Legislation

An electronic repository of laws relevant to the requirements of the Organized Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto. Most of the legislation included in this database has been enacted specifically to counter the relevant crime type.

CNA Directory

Directory of competent national authorities that have been designated to receive, respond and process requests pertaining to mutual legal assistance, extradition and transfer of sentenced prisoners, smuggling of migrants, trafficking in firearms and trafficking in cultural property.

Bibliographic Database

An annotated bibliography providing synopses of key articles on organized crime, search-able by countries, research methods and keywords.

Legislative guide

The main purpose of the legislative guide contained in the present publication is to assist States seeking to ratify or implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. (English only.)


A database containing the ratification status of the Organised Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto and other relevant legal instruments.


A database containing strategic instruments on the regional and domestic implementation of the Organised Crime Convention and the Protocols thereto.

Contributor Access

This tool aims to enable focal points to directly upload relevant material in SHERLOC. Before being made available online, the uploaded content is reviewed by the SHERLOC team. Relevant national authorities are then asked to verify the content.


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The portal was made possible through the generous support of the governments of Australia, the French Republic, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the State of Qatar and the United States of America.

DISCLAIMER: "The designations employed and the presentation of material in this web site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries."

*The State of Palestine and the Holy See are non-Member Observer States of the United Nations. Cook Islands is not a UN Member State, but included as Party to the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime.


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