The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The Universal Peace Federation in cooperation with partnering organizations invited on May 20th 2022 to an United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice side event. The event launched one chapter of the book entitled The Rule of Law in Retreat: Challenges to Justice in the United Nations Worldedited by Dr. Slawomir Redo, former UN staff. As per the event’s title that chapter contains the script of the dialogue between these great intellectuals who hold contrasting views on climate change, migration and the rule of law.

After welcoming remarks by Peter Haider, president of UPF Austria, the dialogue was introduced by H. E. Alessandro Cortese, Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN Office in Vienna. He, other Co-Sponsors and Panellists/Co-Authors, with Prof. William Schabas as the chapter’s reviewer together highlighted ever green challenges to the constitutionality of the domestic and international legal order seen from the perspective of the UN Charter and the UDHR. In their spirit CSOs and other pro publico bono Actors, including Organizers of UN moot courts, may wish to promote this approach by involving university students, other concerned constituencies to learn about, address and overcome current challenges to the rule of law amid climate change and migration.

Organized by Universal Peace Federation with support of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Vienna, United Nations Studies Association, Association of Judicial History and the Rule of Law, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

Side event program:

Further Infos: Dr. Slawomir Redo, E-Mail:, Peter Haider Tel.: +43 650 2588846 E-Mail: