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(13 March 2013) PRI's Central Asia office are running training for 25 journalists on reporting on penal reform issues in Astana this week.
(13 March) PRI's Policy Director Andrea Huber will be joining Rashida Manjoo, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women on a side-event panel on Violence against Women in Custodial Settings at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York today.
An updated joint-NGO briefing on the review of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners has been issued ahead of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in April 2013. The briefing details the process to-date for the revision of the Rules, and what the next steps are.
PRI and FHRI are inviting civil society organisations to apply for up to €5,000 to implement a small project aimed at the progressive abolition of the death penalty and the implementation of humane alternative sanctions after a moratorium or abolition.
(1 March 2013) PRI's Executive Director, Alison Hannah, reports from a meeting in Thailand last week on the implementation of the Bangkok Rules in East Asia and the Pacific, where participants heard about a range of promising rehabilitative initiatives, as well as exchanging information and views on the many similar challenges women in conflict with the law face across the region.
(26 February) The visit was organised by Marianne Moore of the Justice Studio and UNICEF Turkey and included a presentation by Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform Trust on its successful Out of Trouble programme and from Spark Inside, an innovative life-coaching programme for children coming out of custody.
(25 February 2013) With the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council starting in Geneva today, the importance of protecting the valuable role of NGOs in international policy-making and ensuring the safety of human rights defenders is receiving a lot of attention. PRI’s programme officer, Olivia Rope reflects on the contribution NGOs make to protecting and promoting human rights.
(25 February 2013) From mobile courts to review remand cases to using traditional community courts to deal with minor offences, African countries are finding innovative ways to help solve the problem of prison overcrowding. PRI's Nikhil Roy and Becky Randel select 10 examples of good practice which emerged from a PRI training course in Mozambique last week.
(22 February 2013) Prison, police and probation officials and the judiciary from four provinces in Pakistan, as well as local civil society organisations and international criminal justice experts will be attending the conference to discuss prison practice, non-custodial measures, juvenile justice and women offenders.
PRI's Policy Director, Andrea Huber and Programme Officer, Olivia Rope report from the half-day of discussion of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination of Women (CEDAW) on women's access to justice.
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