Call for Papers (Conference Notice)


The Journal of Anti-Corruption Law (JACL), in collaboration with the
Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure in the Faculty of Law at the
University of the Western Cape, will host a conference ( online and in-person)
entitled Combating Organised Crime on 7 September 2023.

In the 21st century, the proliferation of economic crime globally cannot be gainsaid anywhere.
Crimes such as corruption, money laundering, cyber-crime and human trafficking are
becoming rifer daily. The commonality amongst these crimes is that the perpetrators are
employing more sophisticated methods and means in contemporary times. Colloquially,
researchers, academics, practitioners, criminologists and various role players in the private and
public sector are therefore broaching the need to understand the phenomenon of organised
crime better. The need arises due to the unprecedented inroads which such crimes are making
on the most fundamental rights of all people and the often-elusive success in dealing with,
investigating, prosecuting, and combating such crimes. The Department of Criminal Justice
and Procedure in collaboration with the Journal of Anti-Corruption Law (JACL), therefore,
invite academics, researchers, students, lawyers, individuals, government officials and
representatives of international and continental organs, and non-governmental organisations
to attend and participate in a hybrid conference entitled Corruption and Combating Organised
Crime. We call especially on persons who are interested in presenting papers on the following
broad range of themes. Note that the themes are not exhaustive, and the editors may be
contacted directly to discuss the relevance of any proposed topic which at first glance do not
appear to be in line with the following:
• The importance of prosecuting organized crime; the role of the state, the police and civil
society in this regard;
• The impact of organized crime on fundamental rights, especially in respect of vulnerable
• Models for the protection of whistle blowers and witnesses; challenges and success in this
• The intersection between organized crime and other crimes.
• Historical and contemporary perspectives regarding the emergence of and flourishing of
organized crime around the world.

The organisers invite abstracts (of no more than 500 words) for papers to be presented at
the conference. Abstracts must be submitted by 18 August 2023.
Abstracts must include the following information:
• The author/s name(s)
• Affiliation and contact details (e-mail address and mobile or landline number)
• Qualification
• Abstract title
Abstracts must be submitted to Ms Elizabeth Witten -


Full papers must be submitted to Ms Elizabeth Witten - by 30 August 2023

All papers will be submitted for peer-review and may be published in JACL.


Dr C Albertus
Prof R Nanima