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Roundtable Discussion on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Pretrial Detention

Roundtable Discussion on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Pretrial Detention

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Open Society Foundation and UNODC held a round table discussion in London to discuss Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all. Omar presented his previous work on reducing pre-trial detention in East Africa and took part in discussions related measuring progress against the current indicator and possible improvements to future measurement.


Omar gave a special lecture at the University of Westminster for International Women's Day on Sex in the System: Are women set up to fail in the justice system


Omar was invited to co-facilitate a three-day 'Training of Trainers' course on the UN Bangkok Rules in Kenya, alongside Kenya Prison service and Penal Reform International.


ICPA Conference London 2017

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Omar hosted the panel discussion on Global Prison Trends at the recent ICPA Conference 2017 on Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures.

The main theme of the panel was related to the Penal Reform International Report on Global Prison Trends, which you can download here.

The Special Focus of this edition of the report addresses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to Criminal Justice, which you can also download here.


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Guest Blog: Centre for Crime & Justice Studies


Presenting: BSC Annual Conference

Omar was selected to present at the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2017. The topic was his evaluation of a gender-sensitive approach to probation in Kenya. You can find more information here. 


Guest Blog: Penal Reform International


UNODC 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice

Omar attended the United Nations Office fro Drugs and Crime 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, to talk about a gender-sensitive approach to Proabtion and Commnunity Service

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