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.


Click here to access the secure module used for the reviews in the framework of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto


Case Law Database

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

Database of Legislation

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


A database containing strategic instruments on the regional and domestic implementation of the Organised Crime Convention, the Protocols thereto and the international legal framework against terrorism.

CNA Directory

Directory of national authorities that have been designated to receive, respond and process requests pertaining to mutual legal assistance, extradition and transfer of sentenced persons, smuggling of migrants by sea, trafficking in firearms, prevention of transnational organized crime, trafficking in cultural property, asset recovery, prevention of corruption, international cooperation in civil and administrative proceedings relating to corruption and terrorism.

Bibliographic Database

An annotated bibliography providing synopses of key articles on organized crime and terrorism, searchable by countries, research methods and keywords.


A database containing the ratification status of the Organised Crime Convention, the Protocols,19 international legal instruments against terrorism and other relevant legal instruments.

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).

External Contributor Interface

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, China, France, Japan, Norway, the Russian Federation, Qatar, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 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. The Cook Islands and Niue are not UN Member States, but are included as Parties to the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime.

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