On 23 April, the twenty first session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, chaired by Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, began its work.
International efforts to tackle different forms of transnational organized crime are at the focus of attention. During the session there will be a special discussion on preventing violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families, which will be addressed by several distinguished panellists, as well as the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau. Strengthening State oversight in civilian private security services, countering maritime piracy, the treatment of prisoners and strengthening access to legal aid in criminal justice systems are also on the agenda of the session.
The Crime Commission will also consider the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as well as the international instruments to prevent and combat terrorism.
The delegation of Ukraine to the session includes the representatives of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine and the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the International organizations in Vienna.