Penal Reform International (PRI) is a non-governmental organisation working globally to promote criminal justice systems that uphold human rights for all and do no harm. We work to make criminal justice systems non-discriminatory and protect the rights of disadvantaged people. We run practical human rights programmes and support reforms that make criminal justice fair and effective.
Registered in The Netherlands (registration number 40025979), PRI is registered in the Netherlands and operates as a Dutch association, government by laws of The Netherlands, with non-profit-making status. PRI operates globally through offices in multiple locations, currently Amman, Bishkek, Kampala, London, Nur-Sultan, Tbilisi, to work in Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and South Caucasus.
The organisation is governed by the General Board, which determines in general terms PRI’s policy. The Board is composed by key international human rights and criminal justice experts and individuals committed to PRI’s ambitions and keen to strengthen PRI on a voluntary basis.
We value the diversity of our global presence and believe our governance ensures that our programmes are well-coordinated.
PRI structures its activities through interrelated and complementary programmes.