UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 21st Session – Vienna April 2012
Workshop on PNI’s Contributions to Effective Implementation of the Salvador Declaration
As a member of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI), ICCLR made a presentation on Responding to the challenges of emerging forms of crime at the PNI Workshop of the 21st Session of the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Vienna, Austria from April 23 to 27, 2012.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide the Member State delegates with information on the concrete activities of the PNI in support of the Salvador Declaration, and on how interested Member States could obtain help, information, consultation and/or material concerning their own activities to implement the mandates of the Salvador Declaration within their own nation. View the following agenda of the PNI Workshop and five presentations delivered.
PNI Workshop Agenda
Theme 1: Research, data collection and analysis, needs assessment and strategic planning
The presentation showcased practical examples from relevant PNI members and other expert resources, and here possible examples of PNI joint efforts with each other and/or UNODC and other UN agencies. (Salvador OPs 11, 21, 33)
Theme 2: Effectively utilizing the UN standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice
The presentation discussed ways to align national criminal justice systems, including prisons, with the overarching UN standards and norms in order to ensure effective criminal justice responses, including in respect of victims of crime and the rule of law. (Salvador OPs 1-4, 33-35, 43-44, 48-49, 51-52).
Theme 3: Responding to the challenges of emerging forms of crime
The presentation illustrated and discussed ways to strengthen national crime prevention and criminal justice legislation, policies and practice in respect of emerging forms of crime. (Salvador OPs 13-15, 39-41).
Theme 4: Designing criminal justice responses to the unique challenges of women prisoners, children and youth offenders and vulnerable groups - View script.
The presentation discussed effective gender equality approaches to criminal justice, as well as ways and means to prevent youth crime, and to support and rehabilitate young offenders, and addressed the issue of urban crime. (Salvador OPs 5-6, 26-31, 45-46, 50)
Theme 5: Preventing and addressing trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants
The presentation discussed legislation, strategies and policies for preventing and/or prosecuting trafficking and smuggling offenses, and protection of victims. (Salvador OPs 36-38)