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Commission On Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice

Commission On Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice:

After five days of discussions to strengthen crime prevention, criminal justice responses and cooperation, the 33rd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, came to a conclusion recently.

  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is a commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • It acts as the principal policymaking body of the United Nations (UN) in the fields of crime prevention and criminal justice.
  • The CCPCJ has 40 member states that are elected by ECOSOC and is chaired by a Bureau.
  • ECOSOC provided for CCPCJ mandates and priorities in resolution 1992/22, which includes the following:
    • International action to combat national and transnational crime, such as organized crime, economic crime, and money-laundering
    • Promoting the role of criminal law in protecting the environment
    • Crime prevention in urban areas, including juvenile crime and violence
    • Improving the efficiency and fairness of criminal justice administration system
    • CCPCJ also offers Member States a forum for exchanging expertise, experience and information in order to develop national and international strategies and to identify priorities for combating crime.