2021 Global Declaration on Justice with Children

The Global Declaration on Justice With Children is a culmination of the discussions held before and during the 2021 World Congress on Justice With Children that gathered over 4,800 intergenerational participants from over 100 countries from 15-20 November 2021 with the theme of “Ensuring access to justice for all children: towards non-discriminatory and inclusive child justice systems”. […]

Pledge on child rights and criminal justice

Joint statement calling on States present at the 14th UN Crime Congress to make a pledge to ensure that children are seen, heard, and fully able to participate, and children’s rights are upheld in criminal justice policy and practice.

Joint statement on death penalty abolition

Joint Statement at the 14th UN Crime Congress calling for abolition of the death penalty to be an integral part of crime prevention programmes and criminal justice reforms

Joint Call to Action to implement the UN Bangkok Rules

December 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules). Ten years on, we have seen progress for women in criminal justice systems in some areas, and this is to be celebrated, but implementation of the […]

Press release: First penitentiary system, Tajikistan (November 2019)

The first penitentiary forum of Tajikistan took place in Dushanbe on 18 and 19 November 2019. The forum is organized by the initiative of the Main Directorate for the Execution of the Criminal Sentences of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Penal Reform International (PRI) within the support of the […]

Paris Declaration: World Congress on Justice for Children

On 28 May 2018, over 800 participants came together in Paris for the World Congress on Justice for Children, co-organised by Penal Reform International. What followed was three days of learning, sharing and discussion on juvenile and family justice between government representatives, civil society, academic institutions, other international and regional organisations and children and young […]

Oral Statement: Life Imprisonment

In this oral statement to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on 17 May 2018, PRI calls on UN member states to ensure the issue of the increase of life imprisonment and the implementation of life sentences is put on the agenda for the 14th 2020 Crime Congress. The oral statement draws […]

Joint statement on the death penalty for drug offences

PRI delivered a statement to the 59th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs against the use of the death penalty for drug-related offences. The statement calls for mention of the death penalty in the outcome document and highlights that executions for drug offences go against international human rights standards. It was delivered on […]