Doha High Level Meeting on Fighting Corruption and Extremism *** POSTPONED ***

Wednesday, 21 October, 2015

Doha High Level Meeting on Fighting Corruption and Extremism *** POSTPONED ***

Organizers: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences
Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center, State of Qatar


Doha High-Level Meeting on Fighting Corruption and Extremism:
"Combating Extremism through Fighting Corruption and Promoting Islamic and Universal Values"
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Background

As the lead entity of the UN Secretariat in assisting countries to address global challenges with interfaith and intercultural dimensions, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) actively supports Member States in addressing rising tensions that appear through the faces of radicalization, violence and extremism. In October 2015, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center in the State of Qatar, in coordination with International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences will hold a Meeting on Fighting Corruption and Extremism "Combating Extremism through Fighting Corruption and Promoting Islamic and Universal Values". This meeting will occasion a much-needed opportunity to advance cooperation in addressing the worlds global public good through the advancement and maintenance of international regimes of laws and institutions. Cultural and religious values play key role in advancing the global efforts to combat these challenges on the path of achieving sustainable development.

This event that will focus on the underlying human values, including Islamic values that can serve as core for some legal systems in order to organize regional and international actions to fight corruption and to reaffirm a culture of peace. We are currently witnessing severe crises indiscriminately affecting regions of the global north and south. Nevertheless, the majority of victims and deaths from corruption and terrorism are of a South-South rather than South-North nature. This approach allows us to recalibrate the necessity of effective and fair counterterrorism and counter-corruption objectives in line with the goals of sustainable development and human rights. We cannot understate relationship between radicalization-extremism-violence, where the absence of development can create the conditions for radicalization. The absence of development can create the conditions for radicalization and corruption while the existence of violent extremism can impede advances towards Sustainable Human Development.

This event that will focus on the underlying human values, including Islamic values that can serve as core for some legal systems in order to organize regional and international actions to fight corruption and to reaffirm a culture of peace. We are currently witnessing severe crises indiscriminately affecting regions of the global north and south. Nevertheless, the majority of victims and deaths from corruption and terrorism are of a South-South rather than South-North nature. This approach allows us to recalibrate the necessity of effective and fair counterterrorism and counter-corruption objectives in line with the goals of sustainable development and human rights. We cannot understate relationship between radicalization-extremism-violence, where the absence of development can create the conditions for radicalization. The absence of development can create the conditions for radicalization and corruption while the existence of violent extremism can impede advances towards Sustainable Human Development.
To overcome these challenges, we must recall that the United Nations Charter is a foundational treaty for international peace, allowing Member States to cooperate on social, political and economic levels. Various UN Secretariats, such as the Security Council, the General Assemblys main committees and subsidiary bodies, the Peacebuilding Commission, the UN Alliance of Civilizations and other UN agencies and programs, have been created with the necessary tools and a shared-responsibility to address these challenges.
The Meeting on Combatting Extremism through Islamic - Universal Values and fighting corruption, is to revolve around the following four key themes:

1) Fighting Corruption and other sociopolitical defects as means to counter radicalization and extremism: Doha meeting of 2015 on The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

2) The link between Development and Radicalization

3) The Contribution of Sharia , Islamic and Universal values and Human Rights Charters in combating extremism.
4) Acts of Violence Committed by Radical Groups Violate Islamic Law-The Sharia

Schedule

21/10/2015

PROGRAMME

Doha Meeting on Fighting Corruption and Extremism:
"Combating Extremism through Fighting Corruption and Promoting Islamic and Universal Values"

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DOHA QATAR

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

First day, Wednesday 21.10.2015

07:45 08:45 Registration

09:00 - 9:45 Opening
- Keynote speech by H. E. Dr. Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, Qatars Attorney General.

- Introduction and welcoming remarks by H. E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

- Remarks by Professor. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC); Emeritus Professor of Law, DePaul University; Honorary President, International Association of Penal Law (AIDP)

09:45 - 10:45 Press Conference

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break


Session 1
Fighting Corruption and other sociopolitical defects as means to counter radicalization and extremism: Doha meeting of 2015 on The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Remarks by Moderator (TBD)

11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion
Speaker 1- Preparations for the 13th UN Congress, Doha 2015 (15 minutes)
- Speaker 2 - Social and Political Factors (15 minutes)
- Interaction (30 minutes)

12:00 - 12:30 Prayer

12:30 - 13:30 Continuation of Discussion
Speaker 3- Crimes: prevention and effects (15 minutes)
- Speaker 4 Crimes, Corruption, Money Laundering and Radical Groups (15 minutes)
- Interaction (30 minutes)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch hosted by Qatar

14:30 - 15:00 Prayer

Session 2
The link between Development and Radicalization
Remarks by Moderator (TBD)

15:00 16:00
- Speaker 1- The Importance of Stable Environment for Sustainable Development (15 minutes)
- Speaker 2 Terrorist Acts as Crimes and Atrocities (15 minutes)
- Interaction (30 minutes)

16:00 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15 Continuation of Discussion
- Speaker 3- Internal and Regional Conflicts, Examples from the Region of Middle East and North Africa (15 minutes)
- Speaker 4 International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law to Support Sustainable Development (15 minutes)
- Interaction (30 minutes)

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner hosted by Qatar

22/10/2015

Second day, Thursday 22.10.2015

Session 1
The Contribution of Shariā , Islamic and Universal values and Human Rights Charters in combating extremism.
Remarks by Moderator (TBD)

09:30 10:30 Panel Discussion
- Speaker 1- The Role of Islamic Values and Universal Values as Factors Limiting Violence (15 minutes)
- Speaker 2 Sharia and Islamic Law Norms to Combat Violent Extremism (15 minutes)
- Interaction (30 minutes)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 Continuation of Discussion

11:45 - 12:15 Prayer

12:15 13:15 Session 2
Acts of Violence Committed by Radical Groups Violate Islamic Law-The Shariā
Remarks by Moderator (TBD)

- Speaker 1- Human Rights, Universal Rights and Islamic Rights in Relation to Combating Terrorism, Pillar 4 of the UN Strategy on Countering Terrorism (15 minutes)
- Speaker 2 Humanitarian Impact of Corruption and Terrorist Acts (15 minutes)
- Interaction

13:30 - 14:45 Lunch hosted by Qatar

13:45 - 15:00 Prayer

15:00 - 16:00 Continuation of Discussion

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15
Presentation and Summary
Conclusion
Remarks by Moderator (TBD)

- Remarks by H. E. Dr. Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, Qatars Attorney General.

- Remarks by H. E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations announces the conclusion of the conference

- Remarks by Professor. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC); Emeritus Professor of Law, DePaul University; Honorary President, International Association of Penal Law (AIDP)



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