Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA of 24 October 2008 on the fight against organised crime

This Decision criminalises offences linked to participation in a criminal organisation. It seeks to harmonise European Union countries’ laws on the criminalisation of these offences and lays down penalties for them. There are 2 types of conduct, of which EU countries must recognise at least 1 as an offence: 1. active participation in an organisation’s criminal activities, with the knowledge of its aim or of its intention to commit crimes; and 2. an agreement on the perpetration of crimes without necessarily taking part in committing them.

Institution: European Commission
Type of document: Legislation
Year: 2008
Topic: Organised crime
Type of victim: Victims of human trafficking