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New CoE website Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures

The Council of Europe Criminal Law Division launches a new website “Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures”.

UNODC launches initiative on gender dimensions in fight against terrorism

The international community is increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating a gender perspective into the global fight against terrorism. While women and girls continue to be victims of crimes committed by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and ISIL (Da'esh), recent reports have shown the growing involvement of women in terrorist offences.

Developing a global brand of prison products moved a step closer to being realized with the bringing together of key prison administrators from across

Developing a global brand of prison products moved a step closer to being realized with the bringing together of key prison administrators from across Latin America. Part of UNODC's Doha Declaration Global Programme, the event was organized to explore new and innovative approaches within the Latin American region which are being used to mitigate the social, economic and personal challenges faced by prisoners.

Relocation and Resettlement: Commission calls on all Member States to deliver and meet obligations

European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 16 May 2017 Today, the Commission adopted its twelfth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 12 April 2017. As a result of the increased efforts of Member States, the number of persons relocated so far in 2017 is almost as many as in the whole of 2016. The total number of relocations now stands at 18,418, proving that relocation works if there is the will to abide by what was agreed together in a spirit of sincere cooperation. However, whilst most Member States are active and relocate regularly, some have still not relocated at all, disregarding their legal obligation. On resettlement, Members States have continued to make significant progress, with safe and legal pathways being provided to 16,163 persons so far, beyond two thirds of the agreed resettlements under the EU scheme. Building on the recommendations from the previous month, today's report is in particular focusing on those Member States that are not delivering on their commitments. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "The results so far prove that if there is will and determination of Member States, relocation can work. The success of the relocation scheme cannot depend only on just a few. Solidarity in legal, political and moral terms is not susceptible to different interpretations. I call on those Member States who have systematically failed to deliver on their obligations to start doing so at once. The overall figures on resettlement show what strengthened EU-level cooperation and coordination can do in practice, and it is high time we achieved the same for relocation