The Open Justice Centre has been working closely with UNODC to develop an online teaching resource to support the global roll-out of the E4J initiative. This is expected to be available in July for university lecturers worldwide to help with their teaching of integrity and ethics for the next academic year and beyond.
The Centre is collaborating with former OU colleague Dr Nceku Nyathi, now at De Montfort University, who has implemented the E4J initiative while teaching in South Africa. Open Justice welcomed Nceku and several Vienna-based UN colleagues to the OU during their recent visit to the UK. They are shown in the photo with Hugh McFaul, from the Open Justice Centre, at a project meeting on campus in Milton Keynes.
Hugh said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in this Education for Justice initiative which has a potential global impact, as well as offering the opportunity to work on similar projects in the future with the UN. It’s a great vote of confidence for the Open Justice Centre and our online distance learning credentials following our successful project in 2018 with Advice UK to develop an online learning learning module in discrimination and human rights law training for charities.”
E4J aims to facilitate and promote university-level teaching on issues related to UNODC’s mandate areas including anti-corruption, organised crime, human trafficking and migrant smuggling, counter-terrorism, cybercrime, crime prevention and criminal justice, firearms, as well as on integrity and ethics.