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Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. [United Nations] (2019) Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Report on the twenty-eighth session (7 December 2018 and 20–24 May 2019). New York: United Nations. 49 p. Economic and Social Council official records, 2019, Supplement no. 10.

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The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held the regular part of its twenty-eighth session from 20 to 24 May 2019. The present document contains the report on that part of the twenty-eighth session and, in chapter I, contains the text of the resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission, recommended by the Commission for adoption by the Economic and Social Council or recommended by the Commission for approval by the Council for adoption by the General Assembly.

 

During its twenty-eighth session, the Commission held a general debate, as decided at its twenty-seventh session. The Commission also considered strategic management, budgetary and administrative questions and the integration and coordination of efforts by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and by Member States in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice, including issues related to the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto, the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the international instruments to prevent and combat terrorism, and other crime prevention and criminal justice matters. Furthermore, the Commission considered the use and application of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, world crime trends and emerging issues and responses in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Fourteenth Congress. The Commission also considered its contributions to the work of the Economic and Social Council, in line with General Assembly resolution 68/1, including follow-up to and review and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

The prominent theme for the twenty-eighth session of the Commission was “The responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering crime motivated by intolerance or discrimination of any kind”, which was also the topic of the thematic discussion held on 21 May 2019.

 

The Commission recommended to the Economic and Social Council the approval of the following draft resolutions for adoption by the General Assembly: (a) “Integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies”; (b) “Follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice”; (c) “Education for Justice and the rule of law in the context of sustainable development”; (d) “Promoting technical assistance and capacity-building to strengthen national measures and international cooperation to combat cybercrime, including information-sharing”; (e) “Countering child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse online”; and (f) “Technical assistance provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime related to counter-terrorism”.

 

The Commission also recommended to the Economic and Social Council the adoption of the following resolutions and decisions: (a) “Enhancing transparency in the judicial process”; (b) “Combating transnational organized crime and its links to illicit trafficking in precious metals and illegal mining, including by enhancing the security of supply chains of precious metals”; (c) “Appointment of two members and re-appointment of two members of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute”; and (d) “Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its twenty-eighth session and provisional agenda for its twenty-ninth session”.

 

The Commission adopted the following resolutions and decision: (a) “Strengthening the engagement of all members of society in crime prevention”; (b) “Countering the smuggling of commercial goods in cases falling within the scope of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime”; (c) “Strengthening regional and international cooperation in crime prevention and criminal justice responses to illicit trafficking in wildlife”; and (d) “Report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute”.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:United Nations
Date:July 2019
Pages:49 p.
Publisher:United Nations
Corporate Creators:Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Place of Publication:New York
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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