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Input for the UN General Assembly Working Group on “Access to Justice” for Older Persons

Access to justice and discrimination issues affect older people throughout the criminal justice system at arrest and adjudication, detention, and transition back to the community. This submission provides input for the United Nations General Assembly Open-ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, specifically focusing on […]

Input for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Psychological Torture and Ill-Treatment”

Penal Reform International (PRI) and Dr. Sharon Shalev, Research Associate at the University of Oxford and Independent Consultant at SolitaryConfinement.org welcome the Special Rapporteur’s call for input for the forthcoming thematic report on “psychological torture and ill-treatment”. This submission highlights the relationship between psychological torture and ill-treatment to solitary confinement. We chose to prioritise solitary […]

Policy briefing: EU-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue

In this policy briefing the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) and Penal Reform International (PRI) detail key concerns on the interlinking issues on the agenda for the European Union-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels on 8 November 2019, and the EU-Indonesia Civil Society Seminar Forum on 7 November 2019: Access to justice and penal […]

Joint oral statement: Human Rights Council September 2018

At the 39th regular session of the Human Rights Council on 14 September 2018, Penal Reform International (PRI), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network delivered a joint oral statement welcoming the report of the Office of the High Commissioner on the implementation of the joint commitment to effectively addressing […]

Submission to PC-CP WG on European Prison Rules revision

This submission to the Working Group of the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) was made ahead of its meeting on 17–19 September 2018 in Strasbourg, where the Working Group will discuss revisions to the European Prison Rules. It is a joint submission with the Association for the Prevention of Torture. The European Committee on Crime […]

Oral statement to the 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Penal Reform International delivered an oral statement on the importance of the Nelson Mandela Rules – the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – for preventing torture and ill-treatment, at the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. The statement highlights how full implementation of the Nelson Mandela Rules, together with the […]

Submission: Implementation of the UNGASS Outcome Document in regard to human rights

This resource is PRI’s submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for its report on the implementation of the joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem with regard to human rights. This report was requested by the resolution of the Human Rights Council 37/42, adopted on […]

Submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Right to health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

PRI has made a submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for its report on Sustainable Development Goals and Health, mandated under GA resolution 35/23, entitled ‘the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda […]

Statement to the Human Rights Council on drugs and human rights

Penal Reform International and the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) made a joint statement on drugs and human rights at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council on 25 September 2017. The statement highlighted how a range of well-documented human rights violations – such as increased police violence and mass incarceration of people involved […]