Each year state delegates, UN representatives and civil society organisations gather during the UN General Assembly in New York. This year PRI will be co-hosting two side-events during the Third Committee at the 69th Session of the General Assembly in October 2014 to highlight two particular issues relating to criminal justice and penal policy – human rights of women in custody and the link between corruption and human rights.
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 3 – 4.30pm, Conference Room 6 – UNGA Building, New York
Hosted with Transparency International and the Permanent Representation of Morocco to the UN
The effects of corruption on the realization of human rights are well-recognized. However, as stated by Morocco on behalf of 134 states to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in June 2012, ‘for too long, the anti corruption and human rights movements have been working in parallel rather than tackling these problems together.’ Recent developments are addressing this gap.
The event aims to promote more in-depth and systematic engagement of UN bodies and member states to address corruption from a human rights perspective. The panel of experts will look at these recent developments and highlight three illustrative areas where corruption and human rights are interlinked and how the relationship needs to be addressed. Download the flyer.
Thursday 23 October 2014, 1.15 – 2.30 pm Conference Room 6, General Assembly Building
Hosted with the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the UN and the United Nations (Global Focal Point On Police, Justice and Corrections)
In our collective efforts to achieve women’s rights and gender equality, all too often human rights violations and discrimination against women and girls in custody are overlooked. Gender inequality contributes to offences committed by women, and in some cases to their prosecution and imprisonment. These challenges are often exacerbated in crisis and conflict situations. There is therefore a need to build gender-sensitive penal systems in line with international standards such as the 2010 Rules for the Treatment of Female Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders or The Bangkok Rules.
This side event seeks to provide an overview of the problems faced by women in custody from the pathways leading to incarceration and the conditions of detention for women in custody – focusing also on crisis and post-conflict situations. Finally, it will address the issues of incorporating gender equality at both policy and operational levels of security sector reform, gender aspects in peacekeeping operations and in the post-2015 development agenda. Download the flyer for more information.
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