Impact Stories

ICCLR has been leading research, education, and technical assistance projects since 1991. Because of the long-reaching nature of our work, our initiatives and projects can continue to bear fruit long after they are completed. The following narratives describe some of the accomplishments of ICCLR and our Associates and share how the results of work we did then is being felt today.

The UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

Adopted by the General Assembly in 2000, the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime is the main international instrument in the fight against transnational organized crime. After the UNCATOC was adopted there was still considerable debate regarding the best review mechanisms to adopt.

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Helping to Realize Change In Ethiopia

Crime is a serious problem in any country. In developing nations like Ethiopia, responding to crime is even more of a challenge. Governments face increased barriers to success such as public health concerns, the need for infrastructure development and the potential for instability through conflict.

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Considering the Victims of Environmental Crime

In 2000, water contamination in the town of Walkerton Ontario sickened more than 2000 people and resulted in 6 deaths. Two town officials eventually plead guilty to ‘common nuisance’. At that time, victims of environmental harm were not widely recognized as victims in the criminal law context.

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Strengthening the Protective Environment for Children in Canada

Children whose parents come into conflict with the law, and particularly those whose parents are incarcerated, experience lasting damage to their lives. Parental involvement with the justice system whether at the time of arrest, during imprisonment, or while under community-based supervision carries extensive costs to society and to a child’s life.

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Violence Against Women in Viet Nam

Violence and the threat of violence continue to constrain the rights of girls and women in many countries including Viet Nam. A recent study found that fifty-eight percent of women in Viet Nam experience some type of emotional, physical or sexual domestic violence during their lifetime.

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