This reference book is part of a series of training publications for human rights education which are designed to be adaptable to the needs and experience of a range of potential audiences. The pocketbook contains readily accessible information for prison officials on topics regarding international human rights standards, including the right to physical and moral integrity; health rights of prisoners; security regulation; prisoners' contact with the outside world; complaints and inspection procedures; special categories of prisoners; and persons under detention without sentence. A companion publication "Human rights and prisons: manual on human rights training for prison officials" (ISBN 9211541549) is also available separately.
Law by United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Author: United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Publisher: United Nations Publications
This publication is part of a series of training handbooks for human rights education which are designed to be adaptable to the needs and experience of a range of potential audiences. This publication focuses on human rights training for prison officials and includes practical recommendations, topics for discussion, case studies and checklists. Topics covered include: right to physical and moral integrity; health rights of prisoners; security regulation; prisoners contact with the outside world; complaints and inspection procedures; special categories of prisoners; and persons under detention without sentence. A companion publication "Human rights and prisons: a pocketbook of international human rights standards for prison officials" (ISBN 9211541581) is also available separately.
Edited by David Brown (Professor of Law, University of NSW) and Meredith Wilkie (Director, Race Discrimination Unit, Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission) As prison populations continue to expand across the western world the question of the rights of prisoners has become an increasingly pressing issue, particularly in the light of new human rights discourses. This important new book gives voice to a diverse range of viewpoints arising out of this debate in the Australian context, while the issues raised will have powerful echoes elsewhere. The contributors to this book include the prisoners themselves, human rights activists, academics, criminal justice policy makers and practitioners. Overall the book presents a powerful argument that prisoners do and should have rights in any society that professes to be a democracy, bringing to the fore a debate that society would often prefer to forget.
Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are incarcerated in prisons owned and operated by private corporations--a booming business. But how are the human rights of prisoners and prison employees affected when prisons are run for profit? An accomplished group of human rights writers and activists explores the historical, political and economic context of private prisons: * How are prisoners' lives affected by privatization? * How does it impact prison labor and prison employees? * How and why are private prisons becoming transnational? * Are women, children, and African and Native Americans affected differently from other populations? * How is privatization connected to the war on drugs, the criminalization of poverty and 'tough on crime' politics? The preface is by Sir Nigel Rodley, Professor of Law at the University of Essex; former United Nations Special Rapporteur for Torture; and knighted in 1999 for recognition of services to human rights and international law.
The first such report on Egypt by human rights organization including on-site inspection and extensive interviews with current inmates, Prison conditions in Egypt documents appaling conditions and practices. It describes the filth and poor sanitary facilities in living quarters and hospitals, tremendous overcrowding and prolonged daily confinement, denial of medication attention, the use of unauthorized physical violence against inmates, and the imposition of particularly harsh living conditions on sentenced security prisoners and security detainees held without charge. The report provides a detailed set of recommendations to the Egyptian authorities for improving the current conditions.
Prisons are always a key focus of those interested in human rights and the rule of law. Human Rights in African Prisons looks at the challenges African governments face in dealing with these issues. Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. This collection provides a current analysis of the situation in African prisons and examines how regional and international legal instruments have dealt with human rights concerns such as overcrowding, healthcare, pretrial detention, and the treatment of women and children. Human Rights in African Prisons reveals that there are reforms under way across nations in Africa and makes recommendations for strengthening and building on them.
This is a comparative study of prisoners' human rights in England, Wales and the Netherlands. Over the years changes in Dutch penal policy have smoothed to some degree the sharp contrasting differences that were once characteristic of the English and the Dutch prison systems. In this context, the study documents the impact of the two countries' penal policies on prisoners' human rights and presents prisoners' views on the human rights contribution to prison life and prisoner treatment. English and Dutch prisoners treat human rights recognition and protection as the yardstick of the prison's legitimacy in contemporary democracies. Drawing on their respective experiences, Karamalidou highlights valuable lessons on what practices to adopt and what practices to cease with a view to embedding human rights in prison. A compassionate and thought-provoking study, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and postagraduate students of penology and human rights.