Public Lectures 2010
UNAFEI Public Lecture Held at the Ministry of Justice,
UNAFEI, the Japan Criminal Policy Society
Foundation and the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation have collectively
hosted annual public lectures on criminal justice policy at the main
international conference hall of the Ministry of Justice.
Lecturers for these public lectures are mainly selected from among the
visiting experts of UNAFEI's international senior seminars
who have sufficient experience or expertise in the field
of criminal justice.
On 29 January 2010, Visiting Experts from Germany and the United States
delivered lectures at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Justice to
an audience of about 140 people, including personnel from the Ministry of
Justice, Public Prosecutors Office, universities, NGOs, etc., and 23
participants of the 144th International Senior Seminar. The lectures were
concluded with great success.
The lecturers and topics of the Public Lecture were as follows:
(1) Ms. Martina Peter, Director in Division R B 2, Law of Criminal Proceedings, Federal Ministry of Law, Germany
"Measures to Protect Victims in German Criminal Proceedings"
(2) Ms. Kim Herd, Chief, Victim Witness Assistance Unit, Assistant United StatesEAttorney, United States Attorney, Office for the District of Columbia, United States
"Assistance for Federal Crime Victims at All Stages of the Criminal Justice Process"
Ms. Peter introduced the current situation in Germany, focusing on the Second
VictimsERights Reform Act, which entered into force in October 2009. Ms. Herd
reported various measures for victims of crimes at Federal Criminal Justice
Proceedings and the activities of the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the
United States Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia.
The contents of the lectures on 29 January 2010 are as follows:
Ms. Martina Peter (29 January 2010) (PDF: 98KB)
Ms. Kim Herd (29 January 2010) (PDF: 88KB)