Alongside the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Vienna, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and Open Society Justice Initiative, PRI will be hosting an event titled Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, at the upcoming United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (May 2019).
In 2013, OHCHR identified five key challenges in the area of human rights in the administration of justice, one of which is the implementation of norms in order to prevent violence, death and serious injury in situations of deprivation of liberty.
This event aims at shedding light on the most important trends and challenges in this area with a view of offering ways to strengthen the United Nations system as a whole in addressing the issue.
Speakers will include PRI Executive Director, Florian Irminger, as well as the Austrian Federal Minister of Justice, Josef Moser, UNODC Executive Director, Yuri Fedotov, as well as Nathalie Prouvez from OHCHR, Valérie Lebaux from UNODC, and Marina Ilminska from the OSF Justice Initiative.
The discussions on the subject matter are timely taking into consideration the upcoming review of the Human Rights Council resolution on “Human Rights in the administration of justice” scheduled to take place in September and the upcoming 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
More information: Event on administration of justice (UN Crime Commission, May 2019)