Doha will host the 19th World Congress of Criminology under the auspices of the International Society of Criminology from October 28-30, it was announced at a press conference held by the Police College last week.
The International Society of Criminology is a non-governmental organisation and many of its members occupy senior positions in their countries and in international institutions. The Society enjoys advisory status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and participates in UNESCO’s work.
The World Congress of Criminology is the foremost worldwide criminology event that brings together the best academics, researchers, professionals and policy makers to discuss the most relevant and current issues related to crime and deviance and their prevention under the aegis of the International Society of Criminology.
MoI officials addressing the press conference
While announcing the event, Brigadier Dr Mohamed Abdullah al-Muhanna al-Marri, director general of Police College said the conference will be held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (MoI) and chairman of the supreme council of the Police College and in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by the Police College, the Faculty of Law, Qatar University and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Congress is being held in the Middle East for the first time. It is organised in Doha within the framework of the implementation of the outcomes of the Doha Declaration issued at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the preparation for the 14th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to be held in Japan in 2020. Some 125 speakers from 40 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas as well as 14 participants from Qatar will attend the Congress. The Qatari delegation includes seven participants each from the Police College and the College of Law of Qatar University.
Brigadier Dr al-Marri said one of the objectives of the conference is to discuss ways to tackle the new crimes through the methods of legal legislation and criminal justice.
Apart from noted personalities and experts from different security and legal sectors, academics, researchers, professionals and policymakers will participate in various sessions. They will discuss the most relevant issues of crime and delinquency based on the theme “Science, Technology and Teaching in Criminology: Researching, Investigating and Preventing Crime; Emphasis on Teaching and Educating on the Rule of Law”.