"One has to do with the rule of law and the role of criminal justice institutions in supporting the rule of law," said Dimitri Vlassis, chief of Corruption and Economic Crime Branch at the UN Office on Drugs
and Crime, at the press conference.
Participants will role-play the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
as part of the forum to discuss the three designated themes.
The first theme addresses successes and challenges in implementing comprehensive crime prevention, criminal justice policies and strategies to promote the rule of law at national and international level, and support sustainable development.
The second theme questions national approaches to public participation in strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice.
The final theme will engage the students on their responses to evolving forms of crime such as cybercrime and trafficking in cultural property, including lessons learned and international cooperation.
After the deliberation, participants will discuss and formulate their vision for the future based on the topics they have selected.
"They will be communicating with the broadest possible range of constituencies in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice from decision makers, ministers, deputy minister, heads of departments, representatives of all the institutions that comprise the criminal justice system from prevention through law enforcement, judiciary, to corrections and rehabilitation," Vlassis
also announced that Japan had offered to host the next congress in 2020.