I International Seminar on Criminal Policy Management counts on the presence of UNODC

Brasilia, 18 September, 2018 - The 1st International Seminar on Criminal Policy Management, promoted by the Laboratory of Criminal Policy Management of the University of Brasília (LabGEPEN / UnB), will take place in Brasília, on September 19 and 20. The meeting aims to discuss the tragedy of the current prison model, the overcrowding of prisons, widespread violence, the expansion of criminal groups, increasing spending on the system, and especially the ineffectiveness of management measures adopted so far. 

The Seminar will bring together academics and professionals with recognized work in Brazil and abroad to discuss a new criminal policy framework, highlighting the misunderstanding of the foundations that gave rise to the current framework. "By reducing criminal policy to public security, the complexity and specificity of criminal enforcement is no longer addressed. Control and repression have been adopted as ends in themselves, harming accountability and improving social interaction," argues Valdirene Daufemback of LabGEPEN, noting that other events on this topic tend to adopt a fatalistic bias that reinforces and promotes unwanted results.

In addition to guiding theories and practices of a new criminal policy, the Seminar will approach the field of public policy and promote a comparative analysis of criminal management between Latin America and Europe. Issues such as diversity, relations with civil society and human rights, architectural space, criminal groups and the relationship between the Judiciary and the Executive powers will also be addressed.

The Interregional Senior Adviser at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Piera Barzanó, will be one of the speakers at the Seminar. Piera has collaborated in coordinating the process of revising the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and is implementing them in the countries of Africa.

The event is supported by the Federal District Research Support Fund (FAP-DF) and the Coordination for Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPESA), the program includes discussion tables, panels, conferences, work meetings and launch of important works for this debate and is aimed at researchers, professionals, academics and organized civil society.

Check out the event's schedule

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules)

For more information:

Nivio Nascimento - nivio.nascimento@un.org - esc: (61) 3204-7225

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