The International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
ICCLR & CJP, Vancouver, Canada
The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR&CJP) is an independent, nonprofit institute founded in 1991 and formally affiliated with the United Nations. The Centre's mission is to promote the rule of law, human rights, democracy and good governance, by contributing to local, national and international efforts to support law reform initiatives and to improve the administration of criminal justice. It focuses on technical co-operation, research, training and advisory services in the field of criminal law, criminal justice policy and crime prevention.
In April 2008, at the seventeenth session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Network Institutes (PNI) organized a workshop on "Eliminating Violence Against Women: Forms, Strategies and Tools". The presentation from ICCLR&CJP underscored the need for indicators to address violence against women and to assess the responses of criminal justice systems. The indicators are important for monitoring trends, for evidence-based planning and interventions and for measuring access to and the quality of services.
The Centre has been cooperating with the UNODC and other members of PNI on a number of products. This includes a "Handbook on restorative justice", an update to the "Compendium of useful technical assistance tools and legal instruments to prevent terrorism and other related forms of crime", the "Manual for judges and prosecutors related to international cooperation on criminal matters related to terrorism", the "Anti-trafficking toolkit. The Centre also contributed to the development of the United Nations Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit, and the development of a questionnaire on United Nations standards and norms primarily related to victims issues. Another joint product - "Handbook on Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism" is being finalized.
Together with the UNODC, the Centre has been working on development of the reporting procedures and tools on implementation of the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and against Corruption (UNCAC). The UNODC and the Centre have proposed to develop omnibus survey software as an innovative and user-friendly solution to review the compliance with both Conventions.
The Centre has assisted the UNODC in developing a Guide to Legislative Reforms necessary to bring the national legislation in compliance with the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The Centre supports UNODC in developing a set of reporting guidelines for consideration by the Conference of Parties to the UNTOC.
In 2007 the Centre supported the organization of an experts meeting aiming to identify the elements of a proposed mechanism to review the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols.
In 2007 in collaboration with the United Nations Mission in Sudan and the UNODC, the Centre co-initiated a joint prison reform project in South Sudan. The Centre has drafted a manual on prison management and plans to launch HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment project in Southern African prisons in close partnership with UNODC.
The Centre participates in International Correctional Programme 2008-2011, which proposes to assist the UNODC in respect of technical assistance in the area of criminal justice reform, including management of prisons. The programme aims at assistance to the Member States in application of relevant legal standards and norms, developed by the UN, and Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in particular. The Centre promotes the increased awareness of the United Nations "Model strategies and practical measures to eliminate violence against women in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice".
The Centre cooperates with other PNI partners. In delivering technical assistance in Latin America the Centre collaborates with ILANUD, the Centre's PNI counter-part in the region.
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