Instituto Latinoamericano de las Naciones Unidas para la Prevención del Delito y Tratamiento del Delincuente (ILANUD)

United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Instituto Latinoamericano das Nações Unidas para a Precenção do Delito e Tratamento do Delinquente

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1975-07-11 San José San José Costa Rica


Established pursuant to an agreement between the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) and the Government of Costa Rica and in compliance with resolutions 731-F (XXVII) and 1584 (L) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC. Agreement ratified by Costa Rican Legislative Assembly, 7 Dec 1977, and supplemented by bilateral cooperation agreements with countries of the region.


In accordance with provisions of foundational charter: collaborate with governments in the balanced economic and social development of Latin American countries through the formulation and incorporation into national development plans of adequate policies and action instruments in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. 'Objectives': focus on the legal system as a whole; study and solve problems that have a regional, subregional or national impact on the political consensus needed for introducing changes in conception, organization and operation and the theoretical and doctrinal underpinning of justice systems; improve the legal, technical and administrative capacity of justice system institutions. 'Principles': (1) support region-wide efforts to coordinate and harmonize policies and approaches to improving administration of justice; (2) provide research and training for individuals involved in administering justice. (3) upgrade national capabilities to bring legal systems in line with international instruments; (4) set up centres to provide the public with statistical and scholarly information; (5) highlight the particular problems of administering justice for minors, women and ethnic minorities; (6) emphasize areas enjoying special protection under the law, such as the environment and freedom from social unrest.


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