News & Announcements
(15 October 2012) PRI's Middle East and North Africa office and Yemen’s Prisons Directorate have signed an agreement of cooperation for an initiative to protect vulnerable groups in Yemeni prisons and to provide training for Yemeni prison staff.
(15 October 2012) This 10-point plan for law and policy-makers is now available here in four languages - English, French, Spanish and Russian.
(10 Oct 2012) A new report out today from ACLU and Human Rights Watch, “Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States,” explores how the isolation of solitary confinement causes anguish, provokes serious mental and physical health problems, and works against rehabilitation for teenagers.
(10 October 2012) PRI calls for states which still retain the death penalty to commit to establishing a moratorium on executions and to taking legal steps towards full abolition in law.
(5 October 2012) PRI’s Middle East and North Africa office held a two-day workshop on ‘Alternative sanctions to detention: prospects for and ways of promoting their application in Jordan’ this week by the Dead Sea.
(5 October 2012) Alison Hannah, PRI’s Executive Director, reports from a workshop for magistrates in Kisumu in Kenya’s Western Province.
(28 September 2012) This week, PRI delivered a statement to the OSCE’s annual human rights conference (the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting) in Warsaw on the monitoring of places of detention and the role of preventive monitoring.
(27 September 2012) The OSCE has released its annual review of the death penalty in the OSCE area and PRI delivered a statement on the death penalty at the annual OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw yesterday.
PRI’s Programme Development Director, Nikhil Roy, took part in a panel discussion on indefinite prison sentences (IPPs) on Voice of Russia today.
The discussion follows last week’s judgment by the European Court of Human Rights that imprisoning people indefinitely without providing timely access to rehabilitation programmes to progress their sentences is a breach of human rights.
(21 September 2012) PRI has published new research examining law and policy in relation to violence against children in particular during arrest and in pre-trial detention in eight countries (Bangladesh, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tanzania and Uganda).
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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