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24th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Monday, June 1, 2015
As a member of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI), the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR) participated in the 24th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), which took place in Vienna May 18 -22, 2015.
The Crime Commission brought together more than 1,000 delegates from Member States, non-governmental organizations and civil society, including several high-level speakers. This year, nine resolutions were passed, including a resolution that adopted the UN standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners (the "Mandela Rules"). Significant to the work of the Centre, the Commission also passed a resolution on “taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls.” More than 30 side events on a wide range of crime prevention and criminal justice topics were also held, as well as numerous exhibitions.
On May 19, 2015, ICCLR Collaborated with the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) to organize and hold a side event on violence against women. This side event covered a number of issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and gender-related killing of women and girls (femicide), in various countries and cultural contexts. Senior Associate Eileen Skinnider participated in the side event on behalf of the ICCLR.
Since 2001, the PNI has organized a thematic workshop each year on the principal theme of the annual Commission session. This year’s workshop was devoted to “Follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Implementation of the Doha Declaration.” Following an opening statement by the Secretariat, presentations were made by panelists from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights (RWI), The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (HEUNI), the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council (ISPAC), ICCLR, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), and the Latin American Institute Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD). Statements were also made by a number of Member State representatives, including Canada. Beyond his panel presentation, made on behalf of the AIC, the ICCLR Executive Director delivered a short statement on the work of the Centre in support of implementing the Doha Declaration (read full statement here).
The full report of the 24th Commission meeting and other supporting documents are available here.