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NCJ Number: 156085 Find in a Library
Title: United Nations Standards and Norms in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Addendum: Development of United Nations Minimum Rules for the Administration of Criminal Justice
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: United Nations member countries were surveyed in 1994 regarding the desirability of preparing and adopting United Nations minimum rules on the administration of criminal justice, as covered in the draft minimum rules prepared by an expert commission.
Abstract: By April 25, 1995, 27 countries had responded to the surveys. In addition, five interregional and regional institutes provided comments. Results revealed diverse views on the subject. Some countries considered such rules to be a matter deserving high priority; others stated that it would be premature for the United Nations to start developing norms and standards in another area. Responses came from Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Namibia, new Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Summaries of each response
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice standards; Criminal justice system management; Foreign criminal justice systems; United Nations (UN)
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