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Education is a fundamental tool to prevent crime and corruption. In addition to promoting a culture that supports the rule of law, crime prevention and criminal justice, introducing anti-corruption curricula in higher education also helps to build the capacities of future professionals responsible for the fight against corruption.

Following a search of a private residence in Nouakchott in November 2018, Mauritanian police officers of the counternarcotic office seized 100kg of cannabis and 2200 tablets of illicitly trafficked medication (Rivotril). The specialized police unit discovered a secret room with a hidden access point under the kitchen sink, thanks to intelligence...

The effectiveness of a legal response to terrorism heavily depends on the respect of basic human rights of detainees suspected in terrorism cases. For this reason, since 2017, UNODC has been supporting Niger's judicial system, which deals with numerous cases related to terrorism, by organizing trainings for Nigerien lawyers and by providing legal...

Dakar, 26 February 2018 - The response to the security situation in the Sahel is currently undergoing a positive change. Despite numerous challenges and threats, Sahelian governments remain committed to developing their criminal justice systems against illicit trafficking, organized crime and terrorism and are increasingly cooperating with each...

Since its launch in 2014, the UNODC Sahel Programme has implemented more than 400 activities reaching 10,000 direct beneficiaries in the region. The Programme has organized comprehensive workshops and trainings on the fight on transnational organized crime, terrorism, corruption and provided support for the implementation of judicial response...

Transnational organized crime is a threat to peace and human security, it impedes human rights and undermines the economic, social, cultural, political and civil development of societies. In the Sahel region, considered as one of the poorest region in the world, transnational organized crime takes advantage of porous borders and weak state...

Niger has processed 230 cases involving terrorism suspects, including 11 women and 25 children, in 60 days. This is the result of concerted action of the Nigerien judicial authorities supported by United Nations volunteers and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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