Global problems and crises require global solutions.
The problems of the current world, such as the economic, ecological and demographic crisis, the loss of control by the national states of technology and the monopoly of violence on a large scale, cannot be solved only at a local level.
Latin America has become the most violent region in the world. The criminal organizations associated with drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, and other transnational crimes have reached a regional dimension and escaped the control of national institutions.
The campaign to create a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court against Transnational Organized Crime (COPLA) was born in 2013 within the framework of an Argentine non-governmental organization, Global Democracy, in response to criminal organizations that have overflowed national borders and reached a regional scale. This proposal seeks to be a complementary and subsidiary institution to the existing justice systems in order to favour the effectiveness of public policies, ensure the protection of fundamental rights, and guarantee the preservation of life and human rights under the rule of law.
We propose COPLA’s creation through the promotion of individuals, civil society organizations and policies of the region and the support of Latin American governments interested in confronting the problem of organized crime from a regional and international cooperation perspective.
The campaign for the creation of COPLA needs funds to establish a regional NGO network and generate documents, meetings, presentations and conferences, among other activities. Please support us by donating below.