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Tackling criminalization of the poor and most marginalized
Offences such as loitering, vagrancy and drug use continue to be a major contributing factor to overburdened criminal justice systems prison overcrowding globally. Such offences effectively criminalize the poor and the most marginalized members of society. New offences for breaching COVID-19 regulations have also affected these groups over the past year.

At this side-event at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice experts and practitioners will discuss strategies to tackle such offences and share developments from several regions on successful reform efforts.
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