UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative aims to contribute to crime prevention. It promotes a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary education levels. Through these activities, we help educators teach next generations to better understand and address problems that can undermine the rule of law. We aim to encourage students from all academic fields to actively engage in their communities and future professional activities.
Under its Tertiary Level component, the E4J Initiative developed a series of peer-reviewed university modules to assist tertiary level academics and educators in their teaching. These modules focus on the subject areas under the mandate of UNODC, including counter-terrorism.
The respect for the rule of law and fundamental human rights are a cornerstone of effective counter-terrorism measures. The University Module Series on Counter-Terrorism provides relevant and valuable resources for lecturers and researchers teaching courses on counter-terrorism in universities and academic institutions around the world.
Episode 6 of the Series on Counter-Terrorism discusses transnational and international offences in the context of international legal frameworks on human rights and humanitarian law.
The Education for Justice Initiative (E4J) is implemented by the UNODC’s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration. This Declaration was adopted at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Qatar in 2015 and endorsed by the General Assembly in its The Global Programme is funded by the State of Qatar.
The efforts and actions to promote education on the rule of law have been possible through E4J’s partners and its multi-stakeholder approach. By working with thousands of educators, academics and students, E4J and its partners aim to empower the next generation to become the leaders, decision-makers and citizens that are needed to address the challenges the world is facing.