News & Announcements
(15 April 2013) PRI and its partner organisation, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), submitted an alternative report regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Kenya.
(4 April 2013) Alison Hannah, PRI's Executive Director reports from Kazakhstan where PRI's Central Asia office held their first Prison Forum event last week to discuss probation and electronic monitoring.
(4 April 2013) Last month former Guardian journalist Malcolm Dean helped to train 25 journalists in Kazakhstan on current issues in criminal justice reform, the current situation in Kazakhstan’s prisons, strategies for good journalism and successful techniques for bringing criminal justice and human rights to public attention.
PRI and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative in Uganda have made a submission to the UN Secretary General on the status of the death penalty since April 2012.
(27 March 2013) PRI's PPA Coordinator Jo Honeybone reports from a vist to the Sahyog De-addiction Centre in Delhi where since it was founded in 2011, 300 children from 8 to 18 years in conflict with the law have come for rehabilitation and vocational training.
(26 March 2013) Last week's international colloquium on juvenile justice in New Delhi raised a number of topical issues concerning the treatment of children in criminal justice systems, including the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
(25 March 2013) At the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quito, Ecuador, an interesting panel discussion is taking place on "The legalisation of drugs: Can it help curb organised crime?"
(25 March 2013) At the end of last week, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution without a vote (so with consensus), calling for a panel debate at the Council on children of parents sentenced to death or executed.
(25 March 2013) Jackie Macalasher, PRI's Death Penalty Programme Manager, reports from the first day of the 128th Assembly of the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) where she delivered a statement on behalf of PRI on the importance of a fair and non-discriminatory criminal justice system consistent with the rule of law for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
From 16- 18 March 2013 PRI, in partnership with HAQ Centre for Child Rights, the National Law University-Delhi, UNICEF India, Save the Children-India, Cordaid, DFID and Child Fund-India, will host an International Colloquim on Juvenile Justice in Delhi. Click here to watch live
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Factsheets on Penal Reform International's projects, promoting alternatives to imprisonment and justice for children and vulnerable groups of prisoners, can be found by browsing on the 'Themes' or 'Worldwide' pages. NB You may not be able to download PDFs using Google Chrome - please use another browser.
Children in detention facilities around the world are at a higher risk of violence than virtually all other children.
PRI Project: Reform of criminal legislation in Kazakhstan