TitleUnited Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice.
Requests the Secretary-General to widely disseminate, via the World Wide Web database facility of the UN Crime and Justice Information Network, the texts of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials, together with the Basic Principles for the Use of Force and Firearms by law Enforcement Officials, the Declaration of Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary, as well as the reports of the Secretary-General on the use and application of those UN standards in crime prevention and criminal justice, and to make the information on which the reports are based available upon request; urges Governments that have not yet replied to the questionnaires on the four standards in crime prevention and criminal justice to submit their replies to the Secretary-General as soon as possible, with a view to enabling him to make the database more comprehensive; also requests the Secretary-General to prepare a report, incorporating comments sought from Governments, on the desirability of establishing an inter-sessional working group to examine the reports on the use and application of UN standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice in more detail.
Adopted at the 45th plenary meeting, 23 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 39-40 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).