April 5, 2017

Prisoner rehabilitation: Prisoner rehabilitation: Uju Agomoh, UNODC Nigeria (Part 1)

Prison-based rehabilitation is a complex issue: while prisoners typically face a range of social, economic and personal challenges that may complicate their social reintegration into society, prisons often lack sufficient infrastructure, programmes, and resources, and may even exacerbate these problems.

In order to reduce re-offending, therefore, it is crucial to actively prepare prisoners for their successful re-settlement in society.

With this in mind, UNODC are hosting Expert Group Meetings and workshops to bring together a number of experts in a bid to encourage a comprehensive, rehabilitative approach to prison management.

We spoke with Uju Agomoh, National Project Coordinator with UNODC in Nigeria about the main benefits of rehabilitation programmes in prisons during one of these meetings.

April 5, 2017

Prisoner rehabilitation: Prisoner rehabilitation: Uju Agomoh, UNODC Nigeria (Part 2)

Prison-based rehabilitation is a complex issue: while prisoners typically face a range of social, economic and personal challenges that may complicate their social reintegration into society, prisons often lack sufficient infrastructure, programmes, and resources, and may even exacerbate these problems.

In order to reduce re-offending, therefore, it is crucial to actively prepare prisoners for their successful re-settlement in society.

With this in mind, UNODC are hosting Expert Group Meetings and workshops to bring together a number of experts in a bid to encourage a comprehensive, rehabilitative approach to prison management.

We spoke with Uju Agomoh, National Project Coordinator with UNODC in Nigeria about the main benefits of rehabilitation programmes in prisons during one of these meetings.

April 4, 2017

Education for Justice: Urko Fernández Román, PantallasAmigas

"What role does education based on the rule of law play in shaping the value of future generations?"

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities will help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard.

Around this, we spoke to Urko Fernández Román of PantallasAmigas to get his thoughts on how education based on the rule of law can play a role in shaping the value of future generations.

April 3, 2017

Education for Justice: Patience Stephens, UN Women

"What role does education based on the rule of law play in shaping the value of future generations?"

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities will help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard.

Around this, we spoke to Patience Stephens, Director and Special Advisor on Education at UN Women, to get her thoughts on the role of education based on the rule of law in shaping the value of future generations.

 

April 3, 2017

Education for Justice: Thomas William Cooper, Emerson College

"What are some of the major challenges in teaching integrity and ethics?"

In using education to promote a culture of lawfulness, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is developing a range of practical recommendations to support stronger teaching in a number of areas, including: corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, terrorism, cybercrime, crime prevention and criminal justice and firearms trafficking, as well as on integrity and ethics.

Around this, UNODC brought together over 80 key academics from across the globe to draw on their expertise in teaching on crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law.

We spoke with Thomas William Cooper, Professor in the Department of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College in the United States on some of the major challenges to teaching integrity and ethics.

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April 3, 2017

Education for Justice: Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, University of Nigeria

"Within the context of education, what are the major challenges to focus on in the area of human trafficking and migrant smuggling?"

In using education to promote a culture of lawfulness, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is developing a range of practical recommendations to support stronger teaching in a number of areas, including: corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, terrorism, cybercrime, crime prevention and criminal justice and firearms trafficking, as well as on integrity and ethics.

Around this, UNODC brought together over 80 key academics from across the globe to draw on their expertise in teaching on crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law.

We spoke with Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Professor of Law, Acting Dean and Head of Department at the University of Nigeria on some of the major challenges to focus on in the area of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

April 3, 2017

Education for Justice: Baffour Amoa, Independent Expert, Ghana

"Why is it important to teach students at the secondary level about rule of law?"

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities will help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard.

Around this, we spoke to Ghanaian independent expert, Baffour Amoa, to get his thoughts on the importance of teaching students at the secondary level about rule of law.

 

April 3, 2017

Education for Justice: Carine Allaf, Qatar Foundation International

"Why is it important to teach children, early in their academic journey, the values of rule of law?"

The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. These activities will help educators teach the next generation to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law and encourage students to actively engage in their communities and future professions in this regard.

Around this, we spoke to Carine Allaf of Qatar Foundation International to get her thoughts on the importance of teaching children about the values of rule of law.