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Title: Human Rights Guarantees in the Administration of Criminal Justice
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This pamphlet summarizes discussions from a training course whose main themes were human rights guarantees for minorities and juveniles in criminal justice systems and human rights guarantees for standards of ethics in criminal justice systems.
Abstract: In the context of the course themes, the human rights standards of the United States in the administration of criminal justice and their implementation were discussed. The course involved international participants responsible for various aspects of criminal justice administration in their countries. The discussion of the rights of minorities in the criminal justice system noted that laws should specify the objective administration of justice, but that finally nondiscrimination must be implemented through the discretionary decisions of criminal justice personnel. Discrimination was considered to be most likely when significant minority representation is not present among criminal justice personnel. Lectures bearing upon the rights of juveniles in the administration of the criminal justice system considered protecting the rights of juveniles in continental and Anglo-Saxon systems of criminal justice as well as law reform for the protection of juveniles. The discussion of the human rights guarantees for standards of ethics in criminal justice systems focused on Islamic law, publicity, and standard setting. Other topics examined in the course were the human rights of ethnic groups in immigrant countries, human rights commissions and their functions, the Asian and Pacific approach to human rights in the administration of criminal justice, guarantees for policing standards, and the rights of the mentally disabled in the criminal justice system. Appended are the course program, a list of participants and observers, the titles of lectures and other papers distributed, and a list of the United Nations documents distributed.
Index Term(s): Discrimination; Ethnic groups; Human rights violations; Islamic law; Minorities; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Professional conduct and ethics; Rights of minors; United Nations (UN); Workshops and seminars
Note: Report on the United Nations Human Rights Training Course, Canberra, Australia, November 30-December 18, 1981.
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