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Prisons continue to be places of vulnerability that harbour identity seekers, protection seekers and rebels in greater concentrations than any other environment. Associated risks, such as criminal contamination in prisons, have long been recognized. More recently, there has been an increasing concern that if left unchecked, prisons may also serve...

Magistrates play a leading role in the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Recent years, especially in the Sahel region, have shown that supporting the development and strengthening of curricula from magistrate schools is one of the most sustainable and comprehensive solutions to thwart the modus operandi of regional...

As part of its continued support to West and Central African States, UNODC met with Mauritanian criminal justice agencies in order to strengthen their responses to terrorism. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Justice, UNODC officials supported Mauritanian officials to identify their goals, priorities and ways to reach them. As part of this...

Faced with the continuous rise of terrorism in the Sahel, UNODC provides judiciary assistance to the region's States in order to help them better prevent, investigate and prosecute acts of terrorism. In this context, UNODC has organized a regional workshop on the role of supreme courts in the fight against terrorism.

The criminal justice system makes sure that victims and witnesses are treated with respect, dignity and are able to share their stories. By doing so, it ensures that the establishment of facts and the unveiling of the truth remain its key components, at the heart of its own functioning. Protecting victims and witnesses is thus instrumental for...