News & Announcements
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.
(18 February 2013) PRI will host an expert roundtable in Astana tomorrow to bring together parliamentarians, state officials, NGOs, and independent experts to discuss the steps that Kazakhstan should take reduce the number of death penalty applicable offences and issues surrounding the use of life imprisonment in its proposed new Criminal Code.
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, UK Department for Development and Child Fund- India, will host an International Colloquim on Juvenile Justice in Delhi. Click here to watch live
(14 February 2013) PRI’s Middle East and North Africa office will launch a national independent team for monitoring care centres in Jordan in partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development. The team of experts will have full access to all care facilities.
(13 February 2013) Next week's training will focus on key issues for the Africa region, including overcrowding, pre-trial detainees, vulnerable groups of prisoners, health in prisons and rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as new and emerging challenges such as new technology and its use in prison settings.
(11 February 2013) We are inviting civil society organisations in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, and Russia to apply for up to €5,000 for a small project.
(11 February 2013) Forty-five police officers attended this training on child rights and international standards in Sanaa Yemen this week.
In nearly all countries, children above the age of criminal responsibility - on average 12 years old - can be arrested, detained and imprisoned, drawing them into criminal justice systems that damage both them and their long-term prospects. This Briefing paper examines what international standards say about the minimum age of criminal responsibility and looks at how minimum ages work in practice.
Gary Westwater, an expert social worker and PRI consultant, reflects on a training trip to enhance the skills of frontline child protection workers in Uzbekistan and the huge importance of making the link between children at risk and children who get into trouble with the law.
The fourth in a series of training workshops targeted at prison directors and senior prison officials covering a wide range of issues, including the classification of vulnerable groups, the treatment of women and children and the application of international standards in the prison system.
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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