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Unlocking Value: How we all benefit from investing in alternatives to prison for women offenders

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Unlocking Value: How we all benefit from investing in alternatives to prison for women offenders

This report argues that an excellence institute for the criminal justice system could cut crime and save millions of pounds every year by making sentencing more effective. It highlights how a criminal justice system focused on short-term cost control and narrow re-offending targets is actually costing us more in the long-term. The authors argue that a better understanding of the effectiveness and costs to society of prison and its alternatives, such as community sentences, would allow resources to be targeted on the most effective sentences, in order to cut crime and provide better value for money.


By NEF , UK.


HumanRights Policy Resource.


On 1st anniversary of ICC naming Darfur War Crimes Suspects, Aegis co-founds wantedforwarcrimes.org

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On 1st anniversary of ICC naming Darfur War Crimes Suspects, Aegis co-founds wantedforwarcrimes.org

27 Feb 08 - Today, on the first anniversary of the ICC's naming of Ahmad Harun and Ali Kushayb as suspects wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, 45 organizations throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa have launched WantedForWarCrimes.org, a campaign which calls for the UN Security Council to push for the immediate arrest of the two named suspects, in addition to targeted sanctions, such as freezing assets, on those in Khartoum who continue to harbour them. Aegis is helping to spearhead the campaign, which has issued wanted posters and urges members of the public to visit www.wantedforwarcrimes.org to send a protest email to all 15 heads of mission at the UN Security Council.


By Aegis Trust, UK.


Human Rights Policy Resource.


Spielberg pulls out of role in Beijing Olympics

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Spielberg pulls out of role in Beijing Olympics

13 Feb 08 - Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, accusing China of not doing enough to end the "continuing human suffering" in Darfur. Dr James Smith, Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust, said: "This is the biggest message to the Chinese that turning a blind eye to the atrocities in Darfur is unacceptable. Spielberg has demonstrated that collective responsibility means 'everyone's responsibility' not 'other people's responsibility'."


By Aegis Trust, UK.


Human Rights Policy Resource.