ABA Passes Resolution Calling on UN to Adopt Protocol to Combat Wildlife Crimes

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates passed Resolution 508 at its mid-year meeting in New Orleans. The resolution urges parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to adopt a “wildlife crime protocol” that would define wildlife crime and identify measures they could take to strengthen their domestic laws around this crime, and to identify measures that could improve global cooperation efforts to combat wildlife crimes. The resolution was submitted by the ABA International Law Section.