The Hague, the Netherlands, 27 July 2017 – The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC, www.wildlifejustice.org) has presented the authorities of Lao PDR with a Case File regarding the open trade in endangered wildlife products.
The Case File comprises evidence and intelligence analysis and is an instrument designed by the WJC to support national law enforcement authorities in taking swift action against wildlife crime.
The Case File delivered to the authorities of Lao PDR supports the dialogue on this case with a view to implementing the necessary national law enforcement action against this criminal network. WJC has offered to work closely and support the Laotian government to tackle this illegal trade.
WJC currently has eleven investigations in play globally and more under review, all aimed at exposing and dismantling transnational organised wildlife crime.
The Wildlife Justice Commission is an international, independent foundation based in The Hague, NL, operating globally to disrupt and help dismantle transnational, organized wildlife crime. The objective of our investigations is to activate justice. Our scope encompasses illegal trade by organized transnational criminal networks in endangered wildlife species, timber and fisheries.
Notes to editors:
- The Case File is a key component in the WJC’s operating parameters, the Rules of Procedure. For detailed information on the WJC’s work, please see https://wildlifejustice.org/how-we-work/.
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