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Eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on "Minorities in the Criminal Justice System”

Dates: 24 and 25 November 2015

Venue: Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Recommendations of the eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues
Recommendations on "Minorities and the criminal justice system" (A/HRC/31/72)
[A C E F R S]

Summary of the Chair:
Summary of the proceedings of the 8th session of the Forum on Minority issues by the Chair for the Forum
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Key documents for the Forum

Background documentation:

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák - Minorities in the criminal justice system
    E F S A C R
  • Minorities in the Criminal Justice System. Contribution of the United Nations Network on Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to the Eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues
    E

OHCHR Side Event on Minority Rights Protection in the UN System: Looking back and looking ahead – A Forum for the Future
25 November 2015 13 :00 – 15 :00 Room XXIII Palais des Nations. Click here for the concept note

Meeting Proceedings

Important information with regard to meeting proceedings and interventions are available here.

Plenary session on 24 and 25 November were streamed live on UN Web TV. The webcast are available in the links below:

24 November 2015:

  • Opening Meeting: E       
  • Legal Framework and key concepts: E
  • Original: E  
  • Minorities and the exercise of police powers: E

25 November 2015:

  • Addressing the root causes of discrimination in the administration of justice: E
  • Original: E 
  • Challenges of criminal justice systems in addressing the needs and demands of minorities: E
  • Original: E