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Between May 14th and 18th The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is participating in the twenty-seventh session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Mr. Filippo Musca, Deputy Director General of the Institute and Mr. Tobias Freeman, Senior Legal Officer, are attending the event in Vienna.

The CCPCJ was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 1992/1 and it currently acts as the main policy-making body of the United Nations in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. Its main purposes include the improvement of actions to fight transnational crime and the enhancement of criminal justice administration systems.

The twenty-seventh session of the CCPCJ is focused on several issues including thematic discussions on world crime trends and on criminal justice responses to counter cybercrime, terrorism and corruption.

The Institute is particularly interested in these issues because they directly impacts upon its core values and overall mission. Since 1992 the Institute has been one of the nineteen organizations making up the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network, which supports the UNODC in strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters.

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