Strengthening Ties with the CCLS
1. MOU concluded between UNAFEI and the CCLS
On 9 September 2014, UNAFEI and the College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University (CCLS) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. The purpose of this MOU is to promote information sharing, such as expertise and experiences regarding criminal justice systems and practices, and other cooperative activities, such as joint studies and seminars.
The CCLS is a research institute founded in 2005 at Beijing Normal University with the purpose of providing professional training and promoting international exchanges in the area of criminal justice in China. Like UNAFEI, the CCLS is a Program Network Institute of the United Nations.
2. Public Lecture
On the occasion of concluding the MOU between UNAFEI and the CCLS, Mr. Zhao Bingzhi, Dean of the CCLS and Mr. Kazuhiro Watanabe, Associate Professor of Senshu University, Faculty of Law, delivered lectures in the conference room of the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office on 10 September 2015, to an audience of about 50 people, including personnel from government offices, such as the Ministry of Justice and Public Prosecutors Offices, and universities, NGOs, etc. The lectures were concluded with great success.
The lecturers and topics of the Public Lecture were as follows:
- (1) Mr. Zhao Bingzhi, Dean of the CCLS
“Corruption regulations and the death penalty in China”
- (2) Assistant Professor Kazuhiro Watanabe, Senshu University, Faculty of Law
“Empirical study of the applicable standard of the death penalty in Japan”