19 May 2015 Venue: Lecture Theatre, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3J
Migrants are often put in the spotlight for their alleged lack of loyalty to their host countries. They may be perceived as ‘fifth columnists’ serving foreign associations or countries, who threaten national security. From the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States to more recent events in Australia and France, including the mobility of foreign
Five men have admitted carrying out a series of ram-raids and burglaries which netted more than £400,000.
Old and new forms of organised and serious crime between the local and the global
Islamic State is still receiving significant financial support from Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria, enabling it to expand its war effort, says a senior Kurdish official.
The trade in antiquities is one of Islamic State’s main sources of funding, along with oil and kidnapping. For this reason the UN Security Council last week banned all trade in artefacts from Syria, accusing IS militants of looting cultural heritage to strengthen its ability “to organise and carry out terrorist attacks”.
The Lisbon Addictions conference — a major new event in the addictions calendar Lisbon, 23–25 September 2015
Two-week summer school in Lisbon involving scientific experts from the EMCDDA and invited keynote speakers 29.6.–10.7.2015
Global regulations on money laundering are expensive to enforce and unfair to poor countries. They don’t work very well, either
The Department of Sociology & the Extra-Legal Governance Institute presents a seminar: Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime to be held on February 20th, 2015 in Oxford. Several brilliant minds in the field will be presenting. If you are interested in attending, you should email Charlotte Baarda: charlotte [dot] baarda [at] sociology [dot] ox [dot]