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This is the final report from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO) Corrections conference held in Berlin in June 2012.
(14 January 2013) PRI's Programme Development Director, Nikhil Roy, reflects new beginnings for the delivery of justice for children in Uzbekistan, reporting from a busy and interesting week in Tashkent where he facilitated training for social workers and the judiciary to improve the care and protection of children at risk.
(8 January 2013) PRI's Middle East and North Africa office are organising two workshops on juvenile justice in Egypt this week for 50 senior managers, judges, prosecutors, police officers, and social workers.
(8 January 2013) Today the European Court of Human Rights have unanimously ruled that overcrowded conditions in an Italian prison amounts to degrading treatment, in violation of Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhuman or degrading treatment. The applicants were held in Piacenza prison, a city south of Milan with only 3 square metres of living space each.
PRI has received funding from the EU and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for a new two-year programme to support governments and other stakeholders to abolish the death penalty and ensure human rights standards in criminal justice systems, particularly for death row, life and long-term prisoners.
(4 January 2013) The Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners are currently going through a review process which will bring them up to date with modern human rights standards. In an article for IDN - InDepthNews Viewpoints, PRI's Policy Director, Andrea Huber, explains why this initiative is so important.
(3 January 2013) Eight years in the making, the UN Principles and Guidelines on Legal Aid have been formally adopted by the UN General Assembly. PRI's Executive Director Alison Hannah reflects on their importance and on the task of implementation that lies ahead.
(2 January 2013) Please read on for details.
(21 December ) The UN General Assembly today adopted a fourth resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty.
111 states in favour, 41 against and 34 abstentions.
Becky Randel reports from the Reentry Court at Harlem Community Justice Center where participants are re-convicted at a rate that is 19% lower than a comparison group on standard parole.
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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