Illegal roadblocks


Roadblocks may be set up by para-military, guerrilla and other groups as a means of exercising an unauthorized toll on traffic. Payment is extorted under the threat of death.


Tend to occur in countries where the central government does not exercise effective control over isolated roads (enabling banditry to survive) or where isolated military forces are not effectively controlled.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST