In the framework of the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Doha, Qatar, 12-19 April), ISISC, in cooperation with AIDP, is organizing the following ancillary meetings to the Congress:
- International cooperation in criminal matters in the XXIth century: towards a new approach? (14 April, h. 13)
The objective of this meeting is to elucidate some crucial aspects that could help the international community to address the weaknesses of the existing framework on international cooperation in criminal matters.
- Information Society and Criminal Policy (15 April, h. 12)
The meeting aims to present the result of the last AIDP Congress held in Rio de Janeiro on September 2014.
Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, ISISC President, was one of the speakers of the "High Level Special Event on Rule of Law, Human Rights and the Post 2015 Development Agenda", organized by UNODC, in partnership with RoLCRG and the Permanent Missions of Italy and Thailand, and scheduled on 13 April h. 9. The event was moderated by Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Among the speakers were H.E. Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed AlAttiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar; H.E. Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Italy; and H.E. Gen. Paiboon Khumchaya, Minister of Justice of Thailand. This high level special event focused on the increasing recognition that the advancement of the rule of law at the national and international levels, including through crime prevention and criminal justice mechanisms, is essential for sustained and inclusive economic growth and sustainable development and the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development, all of which, in turn, reinforce the rule of law.
Further info at: http://www.unodc.org/congress/en/high-level-events-rule-of-law.html
Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni will also speak on moving forward death penalty abolition at the ancillary meeting on Perfecting the Safeguards on the Way to the Moratorium on Death Penalty (15 April, h. 13), organized by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, the International Society of Social Defense (SIDS) and the International Academic Network against the Death Penalty (REPECAP).
See also the official Congress website, information on the ancillary meetings and a list of all the ancillary meetings.