Pillar IV: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The main objective of this pillar is to strengthen the rule of law through the prevention of crime and the promotion of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in line with the United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice and other relevant international instruments. Several Member States of the region are currently undergoing major justice reform processes, some of which have already benefited from UNODC's expertise. These ongoing processes provide a solid platform for replication and networking both intra- and inter-regionally.

This regional Criminal Justice Programme derives its objective from UNODC's Thematic Programme on crime prevention and criminal justice reform for 2012-2015, setting out a consistent and comprehensive approach based on the Strategic Framework and the relevant UN Conventions and standards and norms related to crime prevention and criminal justice reform.