32nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)


32nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

16 May 2023
Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

The 32nd session will take place in Vienna from 22-26 May 2023. You can visit the official website of the event here.

Side events co-sponsored by IDPC

Monday, 22 May

Gender and imprisonment: Experience and recommendations in addressing health needs

13:00 - 13:50 CET | Hybrid (M0E100)

Organized by UNODC with support from Penal Reform International, OHCHR, IDPC, Thailand Department of Corrections and the Permanent Missions of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, EU, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, UK and USA

Prisons have traditionally been built for men and designed to cater to their needs. Not only are women and transgender people a growing prison population, they have unique and complex healthcare needs that are often neglected. Their situation is exacerbated by stigma, gender-based violence and inequality in accessing prison services, discrimination and HIV risk behaviours.
This side event will introduce efforts in addressing the healthcare needs of women (and their children) and transgender people in prison and the challenges they face.

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Thursday, 25 May

Justice for All: Global action to combat discrimination and inequality in criminal justice systems

08:00 - 08:50 CET | Hybrid (M2)

Organized by the International Legal Foundation with the support of South Africa, the United States, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, Amnesty International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Open Society Foundations and Penal Reform International

International law sets forth that all are equal before the law without discrimination, and governments have incorporated equal protection and non-discrimination into their constitutions and laws. In practice, however, criminal justice systems around the world discriminatorily criminalise people who are marginalized based on poverty, race, caste, ethnicity, religion, disability, nationality, gender, and other statuses or identities. Building on momentum from last year’s CCPCJ and a growing, global movement to address these inequities, this side-event will bring together governments, practitioners, civil society, and other experts to demonstrate discrimination within criminal laws and policies; share effective solutions; and highlight urgent actions needed to increase international cooperation on addressing inequality in criminal justice systems.

Join here / Recording available in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic

Friday, 26 May

Use of non-custodial measures as pathways to reduce overcrowding in prisons

08:00 - 08:50 CET | Hybrid (M2)

Organized by DIGNITY, UNODC, APCOF and PRI

Join here