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Link between Rule of Law and Sustainable Development

Justice for all was a critical key to the success of the new sustainable development goals and an invaluable tool to fight criminal activities, terrorism and violence threatening communities around the world, delegates heard as the thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded today. Continue reading

13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

UN Crime Congress 60 Anniversary logoThe success of the United Nations work in the post-2015 era depended upon the central and cross-cutting elements of crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law, stressed high-level speakers as they opened the Thirteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha. Adopting a statement to that effect, participants committed themselves to integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda Continue reading

Interview with Patricia O’Brien, UN Legal Counsel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed annual performance and accountability compacts with senior UN officials. Mr. Ban (seated left) is seen with Patricia O’Brien (right, signing pact), Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. 15 February 2013 United Nations, New YorkIn August 2008, Patricia O’Brien was appointed the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel. She oversees the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) at UN Headquarters in New York, the 200 or so staff members of which provide unified legal services for the extremely varied needs of the Organization. Continue reading