In this latest episode of Doha Declaration's 'Rule of Law Conversations', we speak with Michael Karlberg, Professor of Communication Studies at Western Washington University, about non-violent social change. How can we create this through transformative constructive agency? Find out in episode 6.
How can technologies be used for and impact the rule of law? How can they be misused? What tools are there to help assess the ethical and intended impact of technologies? Learn about these issues and more in episode 5 of 'Rule of Law Conversations', as Doha Declaration chats to computer scientist, educator and entrepreneur, Rohini Srihari.
The responsibility of preparing the next generation to become tomorrow's fulfilled citizens, policymakers and leaders is one that UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative takes very seriously. This month, it has been recognized by Secretary-General António Guterres and awarded his 2020 Secretary-General Award in the category 'Innovation.' "Every year, it is my honour to recognize inspiring and exemplary work of Secretariat staff members who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty or advanced projects with great impact and innovative potential," said Mr. Guterres. "In the 'Innovation' category, we honour the Education for Justice initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for directly engaging children, youth, teachers and academics."
To discuss these issues at the 14th Crime Congress in Kyoto, an Ancillary Event saw UNODC judicial experts joined by Dr. Hassan bin Lahdan Alhassan Almohanadi, President of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judiciary Council of the State of Qatar; Diego Garcia-Sayan, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers; Meaza Ashenafi, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; and Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute.
What is justice and what purpose should it serve individually and on a societal level? What paradigms and values might we consider that could redress systemic biases and inform the work of judges and the judiciary? And how can re-framing our discourses around justice help us re-imagine its processes in terms of a collective pursuit of truth rather than a victory for the powerful? Find out in episode 4 of 'Rule of Law Conversations', as Doha Declaration chats to Founder and Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Centre, Layli-Miller Muro.
In 2017, UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative and UNESCO's section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education formed a partnership with the goal of bridging the justice and education sectors to ultimately guide young people towards building strong, just and democratic societies. In this video, the voices of youth are heard, and their sentiments echoed by world leaders, policy makers, justice actors and educators to deliver a compelling message on the power of youth to move the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented educational disruption with 1.2 billion children and youth impacted by school closures. Yet, despite these challenges, there is hope. This documentary focuses on the power and agency of youth. It is developed under the framework of the long-term partnership between UNESCO's Global Citizenship and Peace Education and UNODC that bridges the justice and education sectors to guide young people towards building strong, just and democratic societies. Youth's voices are in the forefront with sentiments echoed by world leaders, policy makers, justice actors and educators to deliver a compelling message on the power of youth to move the world.
What is the significance of having the right laws and legal frameworks in place if we are not actively fostering cultural values such as equality, justice or fairness? In the third episode of our weekly series, 'Rule of Law Conversations', we chat with psychotherapist, social activist and founder of the Dahlia Project, Leyla Hussein, about gender and race.