HEUNI continues to strengthen its visibility and contacts with policy-makers and other stakeholders internationally in order to advance evidence-based policy-making that promotes rational and humane crime prevention and criminal justice. Because of its acquired expertise and position as the European regional institute in the UN crime programme, HEUNI has unique potential to bring evidence-based promising practices in Europe to the attention of policy-makers and other stakeholders not only in Europe, but also globally.
HEUNI also explores new avenues and visual techniques in communicating the results from e.g. research projects or other tasks. Particular attention is paid to summarising information and presenting it in a manner that takes into consideration the needs of the target audiences.
United Nations Day 2023
On the 24th October, HEUNI s celebrating United Nations Day 2023! The UN Day is a good time to remind ourselves of the UN’s Common Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we want to...
Celebrating SDG Flag Day 2023 – where are we now?
On the 25th of September, HEUNI is celebrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Flag Day 2023! In 2015, UN Member states adopted 17 SDGs as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
Enhancing the labour rights of exploited migrant workers: the role of migration policies in guaranteeing access to justice
Guest blog post by visiting researcher, Dr Amy Weatherburn, post-doctoral researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
"Breaking the cycle: research for preventing violence against women" - blogpost by Natalia Ollus
HEUNI has a long history of working to prevent violence against women. When I joined HEUNI as a young student to work as a research assistant some 20 years ago, the institute was already then...
Julia Korkman: SARAH – helping women victims of gender-based violence
I took over as the new coordinator of the EU-funded SARAH project in January 2022, after HEUNI’s senior programme officer Inka Lilja, who planned the project together with the partners and...
HEUNI’s materials helping to implement Human Rights Due Diligence
Prevention is key in due diligence. Luckily, the HEUNI tools are a perfect match for companies wanting to strengthen their due diligence against labour exploitation and forced labour.
I came to learn; I became closer to a professional - HEUNI is the perfect place to grow and learn.
It is fascinating to see how what has been taught at the University is transforming into a real-life experience at work. In university education, you learn a lot, but the reality and substance...
Work against intimate partner violence requires holistic approaches
Domestic violence is not a unitary phenomenon, intimate partner homicides are often preventable, and there is potential in perpetrator programmes. I attended the EUCPN webinar on domestic violence...
Impressions from the 14th United Nations Crime Congress from Dr Joutsen
Dr Matti Joutsen, former director of HEUNI, attended the Kyoto Congress as a representative of Finland. He has kindly shared his informal reflections from the Congress with HEUNI.
Hu huu - kuuletteko minua?
"Kuuletteko minua?" on kysymys, jonka kuulemme nykyään lähes päivittäin erilaisissa etätyösovelluksissa. Kysymys on myös paljon syvällisempi muun muassa rikoksen uhrin näkökulmasta. Oikeudenkäynnin...