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Posted On: 27 October 2019 09:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Doha to host 19th World Congress of Criminology

Sumaica Asad
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Under the auspices of H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the 19th World Congress of Criminology (INTERCRIME 19), organized by the Police College in cooperation with the Faculty of Law at Qatar University and the International Society of Criminology will begin in Doha on Monday and run for three days.

Held for the first time in the Middle East, 'INTERCRIM 19' is the premier global event that brings together the best academics, professionals, policymakers and representatives from the security and legal sectors to discuss crime and delinquency issues and ways to address them through legal legislation, criminal justice and other avenues.

Participants will discuss a number of important themes related to emerging crimes such as cybercrime and combating them, criminal justice policy in the era of globalization and other themes including responses to crime and criminals; types of crime; therapeutic jurisprudence, research methods in criminology; crime & social institutions and criminal justice response, to name a few.

Director-General of Police College Brig. Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mahanna Al Marri said at a press conference that an elite of representatives of international associations and bodies concerned with crime prevention, will attend 'INTERCRIME 19'. He added that the conference will also be attended by International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, given the prestigious scientific status of the conference in terms of papers and participants.

He pointed out that the conference sessions will feature 125 working papers submitted by 40 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas, including 14 participants from the State of Qatar, seven of whom from the Police College and seven from the Faculty of Law at Qatar University.

The Director-General of the Police College said that this conference comes within the framework of the implementation of the outcomes of the Doha Declaration issued at the conclusion of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2015, and is an important event for the fourteenth edition of the Congress scheduled in the Japanese city of Kyoto next year.

Source: QNA
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