A. Participation in the U.N. Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Doha, April 2015
The ISC was well represented at the Doha Congress. The visibility of the ISC was strengthened by a number of sessions held during the U.N. 2015 Congress. All events were organized & chaired by Prof. Emilio C. Viano.
A-1. Fragile States and Cycles of Violence and Development: The Role of Women
April 14, 13:00-14:30
"Enhancing the role of women in police and legal fraternity to ensure gender-responsive policing and preventing the cycles of violence against girls/women" Zeeshan Ali Tahir, Legal Aid (Refugees), Society for Human Rights and Prisoners’ Aid
“Fragile States, Cycles of Violence and Development in the three West African States of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea: The Role of Women” Abass V.O. Kamara, Legal Executive and research Officer for the Law Reform Commission in Sierra Leone.
“Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking: A Practitioner’s Perspective” Hanishi Ali, Mithras Law Group, Westborough, MA 01581
“Transitional Justice and International Crimes” Stephan Parmentier, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
“Sexual Violence against Women and the Contribution of the International Tribunals to Fight it” Mohammed Ayatt
A-2. Organized Crime and Counterfeiting: Identifying and disrupting transnational crime’s investment in key sectors of the economy
April 16, 17:00-18:30
“a. Recognize Counterfeiting as a Transnational Organized Crime: b. Criminalize Laundering of Proceeds of Crime Resulting from Counterfeiting: c. Remove Jurisdictional Gaps Over Counterfeiting Offenses: d. International Harmonization of Sanctions Against Counterfeiting. e. Add a New Protocol to the Transnational Organized Crime Convention” Faisal Daudpota, Daudpota International, Dubai
“Organized Crime” Malika Bouziane, University of Oran, Algeria
“Advanced Analytic Techniques to Detect Laundered Money within Banking Industries” Jennifer Stave, Quantitative Analytics and Rob Wavra, Information Exploitation at Novetta Solutions, Washington DC
A-3. Trafficking in Cultural and Artistic Property: Figthing the Growing Involvement of Transnational Crime
April 14, 17:00-18:30
“The Use of Artwork for Illicit Purposes” Fausto de Sanctis, Federal Appellate Judge in Sao Paulo, Brazil
“La Contrebande en Algérie et Moyens de Lutte” Zighed Abdelkader, Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie de la Gendarmerie Nationale Algérienne.
“How can IberRed Contribute to Recovering Cultural and Artistic Goods Illicitly Trafficked?” Andrea Murillo, Iberoamerican Network of International Legal Cooperation (IberRed)
B. International Symposium on Cyber Crime -- Cyber Deviance: A Revolution in Socio-Legal Norms
This Symposium, co-sponsored by the ISC, was held on May 27-30 at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñate, Basque Country, Spain. It was organized and chaired by Prof. Emilio C. Viano. There was a strong international participation with attendees from the U.K., India, Cameroon, U.S., Portugal, France, Spain and more.
C. Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, World Bank, Washington DC, November 16-20, 2015
Two major sessions were held at the World Bank in Washington DC on the occasion of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, jointly sponsored by the International Society of Criminology.
C-1 MENA Metropolises and the Challenges of Immigration, Alienation and Crime: A Plan for Action
مدن الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا وتحديات الهجرة والاغتراب والجريمة: خطة عمل.
Wednesday, 18/Nov/2015: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Moderator: Emilio Viano, Senior Consultant, Project on Preventing and Combating Cybercrime, World Bank; President, International Society of Criminology
Speakers: Zighed Abdelkader, Officer of the Judicial Police, Algerian Gendarmerie. Malika Bouziane, Lawyer at the Bar of Oran, Algeria. Jack Goldstone, Professor, Public Policy, George Mason University. Robert Perito, Executive Director of the Perito Group LLC. Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Foreign Policy Studies. Pia Peeters, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank.
This session reviewed the increasing urban growth in the MENA region and its concomitant challenges; examined the priorities for responsive and effective interventions that favor development, integration and security in urban areas; and examined the role and responsibilities of the authorities, the International Financial Institutions and civil society.
C-2 Fragile States, Cycles of Violence and the Role of Women
Moderator: Emilio C. Viano, President, International Society of Criminology
Speakers: Khetsiwe Dlamini, Chief of Staff, Office of UN Women Executive Director. Seth Kaplan, Senior Adviser, Institute for Integrated Transitions. Arun Kumar Acharya, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. Betsy Allen, IFC Fragile and Conflict Afflicted Situations Coordination Unit.
Millions of people live in countries with recurring cycles of political and criminal violence. Women as spoils of war and rape as a tool of war are some of the ravages of war in unstable countries with dire consequences for development. Women are one of the clearest examples of the link between security and development and security and justice as essential public goods that allow and nurture development and poverty reduction. The multiple intersections between culture, class, gender, sexuality, conflict situations, the fragility or non-existence of institutions meant to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people and the best remedies available will be discussed here along with the need to build legitimate institutions and outreach programs that concretely reach out and help the community, that are close and relevant to the citizens.