Bangladesh: UNODC hosts training on non-custodial measures for judges and public prosecutors

Sylhet, Bangladesh/30 July 2022: To assist Member States in fostering criminal justice reform, UNODC focuses on promoting the practical application of the Nelson Mandela Rules, the UN Standard Minimum Rules for Non-Custodial Measures, as well as the implementation of the relevant targets of Agenda 2030.

In this context, a range of targeted interventions have been spearheaded, aimed at promoting alternatives to imprisonment and building capacities of governments on effective prison management and security. 

UNODC experts conducted an in-person training on non-custodial measures for judges, public prosecutors and high officials from the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.  

Attended by over 24 participants, the training aimed to support the Government of Bangladesh in addressing overcrowding issues in prisons. Participants called for joint efforts to translate ‘theory into action’ on prison reform, in line with Goal 16 of Agenda 2030. 

This activity contributes to SDG 16:

(Supported by the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)