Development of the Organised Crime Threat Assessment (OCTA) and Internal Security Architecture

Briefing Paper for the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, March 2009

30 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2012

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Benjamin J. Goold

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2009

Abstract

La version française de cet article peut être consultée à: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2022359

This briefing paper provides an overview of the existing European Union approach to issues of security, counter-terrorism, and organised crime. In particular, it focuses on the role of the European Security Strategy (ESS) in the formation of policy and in the development of new institutions and institutional arrangements within the EU, and the influence of the Organised Crime Threat Assessment (OCTA).

The paper argues that steps should be taken to streamline and rationalise the existing structures concerned with security, counter-terrorism and organised crime, and strongly recommends that a “Committee on Internal Security” be established to act as a single point of reference and clearinghouse for the work of the various EU agencies and institutions concerned with security, counter-terrorism and organised crime.

Keywords: European Union, Security, Counter-terrorism, Organised Crime

Suggested Citation

Goold, Benjamin J., Development of the Organised Crime Threat Assessment (OCTA) and Internal Security Architecture (March 1, 2009). Briefing Paper for the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, March 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2022332 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2022332

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