University General Assembly 1


Amanda Ellery

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A solid and just democracy can only be achieved when the rules of law are assured. In a democratic State, the institutions are the ones responsible for making the country function with integrity. However, for it to fully operate, the government must stimulate transparency and governance so that any individual, independently of their social level or status, and any enterprise, public or private, can be treated equally by the law. This principle is present in numerous constitutions of the most diverse democracies in the world, as well as the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

The international community, in accordance with the international norms, has been working hard to promote debates about the reform of the criminal justice with the intentions of safeguarding the human rights and ensuring that all the appropriate measures are taken to proportionate social reintegration in every State, especially those struggling with conflicts or the post conflict impacts on their criminal justice system.

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh believes that the reform of the criminal justice institutions is fundamental. For that reason, in partnership with our South Asian neighbors, through the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), who have also been dealing with the same criminal system issues during its correction stage, a Decla...