Vienna: The major focus of the 25th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting, taking place here May 23-27, is on criminal justice responses to prevent and counter terrorism.
A main goal of this meeting is to advance international cooperation on important anti-crime and criminal justice issues.
The Commission has brought together experts and practitioners from nations around the world to examine counterterrorism finance, the threat of foreign terrorist fighters, and the importance of building reliable criminal justice systems and institutions that promote human rights and the rule of law.
The United States is sponsoring a resolution at this year’s meeting to promote access to criminal legal aid, which is a necessary component of a fair, humane, transparent, and effective criminal justice system, as well as a key objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Two side events are being hosted by the US during the Commission. One event featuring a speaker from the Atlanta Police Department, explores ways to prevent and counter bias-motivated crimes against members of vulnerable groups, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. A second event focuses on the use of alternative sentencing measures for terrorism-related offenses as a way to promote disengagement and rehabilitation