Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend , K. Zarbaliyeva /
April 12-19, Brazil will host the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
The congress on the topic "Comprehensive strategies for global challenges: crime prevention and criminal justice systems and their development in a changing world" will discuss issues such as provision of technical assistance to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the international instruments related to the prevention and suppression of terrorism; criminal justice responses to the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons: links to transnational organized crime; international cooperation to address money-laundering based on existing and relevant United Nations and other instruments; recent developments in the use of science and technology by offenders and by competent authorities in fighting crime, including the case of cybercrime; strengthening international cooperation in fighting crime-related problems: practical approaches; crime prevention and criminal justice responses to violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families, UN Azerbaijani Representation told Trend today.
The Twelfth Congress marks the 55th anniversary of United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice.
The congresses have been held every five years since 1955 in different parts of the world and have contributed to shaping international and domestic policies and promoting novel thinking and approaches to complex issues at the heart of one of the key institutions of the modern state: the criminal justice system.