Fair and effective criminal justice systems that ensure respect for human rights are a prerequisite for combating crime and for building societies based on the rule of law. States should develop strategies to reform all aspects of their criminal justice systems.
Criminal Justice Reform Unit is part of the Rule of Law reform. General areas of justice reform and crime prevention are:
• Juvenile justice
• Penal reform
• Restorative justice
• Alternatives to imprisonment
• Victim support
• Monitoring and civilian oversight of criminal justice performance