CCPCJ Side event: Efficiency and Fairness in Criminal Investigations

The side event, focusing on practical training tools, will introduce a non-coercive, efficient, and human rights compliant tool for conducting interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects of crime.

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The side event is organized by The Permanent Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in Vienna, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the International Organisations in Vienna, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Section, DTA, UNODC.  

Speakers will include senior law enforcement and human rights experts from Germany, Norway and Pakistan as well as UNODC.


Registration is required to attend this event. Please register your attendance in the zoom sign-up form:

Register here

Investigative interviewing

Investigative interviewing is a reliable and well-established method for questioning victims, witnesses and suspects of crime. It implies a shift away from confession-driven interrogations to rapport and objective-led interviews, drawing on the best available science. The methodology was recognized by the Kyoto Declaration and in the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering (Mendez Principles).

UNODC Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Section Access to Justice team and its’ Global eLearning programme have developed, together with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, the first ever comprehensive eLearning course on investigative interviewing. Consisting of three modules, the course aims at introducing a sound methodology for all forms of investigative interviews to police and law enforcement officers, as well as other investigating actors. The eLearning is designed to give an introduction to investigative interviewing that should be universal to all interviews explained in a simple and understandable manner - equally applicable to recruits as well as experienced officers.

The side-event will provide the opportunity to present other related initiatives such as the forthcoming UN manual on effective interviewing (UNPOL) and The UNODC Manual on Investigative Interviewing, the Right to Remain Silent and the Prohibition of Torture.


Read more about the event and detailed program here.

Tags: Human Rights, UNDOC, Mendez Principles, Investigative interviewing
Published May 13, 2022 1:18 PM - Last modified May 13, 2022 2:01 PM