We engage with a variety of stakeholders.
Our independence and specialised expertise make us a valued partner for governments, parliaments and state agencies, independent state bodies, international organisations, and national and international civil society organisations. We have a reputation for staying the course in a field where progress can be slow, and for remaining independent in our relationships with external stakeholders.
We build collaboration with government agencies, while upholding our independence, PRI’s values, international human rights standards, and principles of good governance. We collaborate with officials throughout the criminal justice system, including those responsible for law enforcement, judicial functions, and prison administration, and (where they exist) their professional organisations. We work with law enforcement bodies because we recognise their critical role in criminal justice systems.
In all countries where we are active, we:
- Act transparently and openly, but hold privileged information confidential.
- Encourage cooperation with inter-governmental human rights and civil society bodies.
- Build the capacity of, and communication between, criminal justice actors.
- Communicate directly with governments and parliaments, participate in reporting processes, and support dissemination and implementation of the conclusions and recommendations of national and international monitoring bodies.
- Seek to agree written terms of cooperation with government agencies.
In all the countries in which we work, we wish to be a non-competitive international partner of national civil society. We aim to have a catalysing relationship with independent non-governmental groups in all countries where we work, including them in our agenda and building their capacities in fields relevant to PRI’s mandate.
We establish formal partnerships with independent organisations to implement practical reform projects. We want to engage, and share our expertise with civil society organisations that work on issues linked to criminal justice, such as poverty alleviation, as part of a broad and innovative strategy to address the root causes of deep-seated global problems.
We cooperate with international non-governmental organisations wherever appropriate and wherever we can add value. We want to be valued as a partner that shares information proactively and transparently, and will contribute actively to coalitions we join.
We have a partnership strategy.