The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European regional institute in the United Nations Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention programme network. HEUNI functions under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Justice as an independent research and policy-making institute.
HEUNI aims at a fair and just world by advancing humane and rational criminal justice policies and systems in the European region, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
HEUNI is a bold front-runner in creating and sharing uncompromised knowledge on the prevention of crime within the framework of criminal justice. We engage policymakers, practitioners and researchers in frank discussions to tackle current problems. We develop innovative and action-oriented solutions to advance the rights of those affected by crime.
HEUNI has a new strategy for the years 2020-2023. The strategy updates, revises and strengthens HEUNI’s operations to suit the demands of the 21st century. While the strategy identifies several core areas of work, it also aims to strengthen HEUNI’s operations and working methods in order to produce increasingly cutting-edge results.
Areas of focus
Improving access to justice and the the quality of services for vulnerable victims of crime.
Strengthening the understanding of and the responses to economic crime and corporate crime.
Identifying a new area of research in line with global crime threats and megatrends.
Strengthening the the criminal justice responses to, including identification of human trafficking and similar crimes (such as forced marriage, exploitation of children and young people, labour exploitation).
Enhancing the skills of businesses and public procurement agencies to identify and prevent exploitation in supply chains.
Strengthening the role of HEUNI in implementing the priorities of the United Nations visà-vis the prevention of crime and crime control.
New tools for public procurement agencies in Finland to prevent labour exploitation in local procurement and subcontracting chains (Hankinta-Suomi - Julkisten hankintojen Strategia)2021 - ongoing
Finland has launched a first of a kind National Public Procurement Strategy in September 2020, prepared by the Ministry of Finance and the Association of Local and Regional Authorities and...
SARAH: Safe, Aware, Resilient, Able and Heard. Protecting and supporting migrant women victims of gender-based violence2021 - ongoing
The SARAH project will raise awareness on gender-based violence and on victims’ rights among migrant populations, and awareness of the challenges migrant populations face in accessing victim...
RE-JUST. Towards a more responsive victim-centered approach of the criminal justice system2020 - ongoing
The project seeks to identify strategies and action plans to improve victims' access to justice.
Ulkomaalaislain ja sen soveltamiskäytännön muutosten yhteisvaikutukset kansainvälistä suojelua hakeneiden ja saaneiden asemaan
Policy Brief 4/2020: Poliisit eivät pidä parisuhdeväkivallan kierteen katkaisua osana työtään – koulutusta lisättävä
Report Series № 95a: Uncovering labour trafficking. Investigation tool for law enforcement and checklist for labour inspectors
Report Series № 94: Normative Framework Guide - Responsibility of Businesses Concerning Human Rights, Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Side event: Immeasurable corruption? Notes from CCPCJ30
HEUNI and the Permanent Mission of Finland in Vienna with the support of UNODC hosted a side event on corruption during the CCPCJ. The event was attended by over 80 people.
The route to a successful investigation of labour exploitation: notes from the CCPCJ
HEUNI and the Permanent Mission of Finland in Vienna with support from the UNODC hosted a CCPCJ side event on labour exploitation. The event was attended by some 35 persons.
The annual meeting of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Control 17-21 May 2021
HEUNI will be organising two side events at the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Control (CCPCJ), which is taking place in hybrid format in view of the COVIC pandemic....
Koulutusta turvapaikanhakijoihin kohdistuvasta sukupuolistuneesta väkivallasta
Naisiin kohdistuvalla sukupuolistuneella väkivallalla tarkoitetaan väkivaltaa, joka kohdistuu naisiin heidän sukupuolensa vuoksi eli sukupuoli on syy väkivallalle tai tietyt väkivallan muodot ovat...