Detention Focus is a new database of standards, information and guidance developed by the Association for the Prevention of Torture to assist prison monitoring.
22nd April 2015
New research to be published next year suggests that detention monitoring bodies such as NPMs need to improve follow up to ensure effective implementation of anti-torture legislation.
Expert guest for PRI9th December 2014
The CPT was the first system with a mandate to conduct visits to places of detention on a regular basis. On the 25th anniversary of the CPT, CPT member Julia Kozma takes stock of its achievements.
PRI at the Crime Congress 201525th November 2014
Naly Pilorge, Director of Cambodian NGO, LICADHO, calls for the government to act on its commitment to prevent torture, including for the establishment of an independent National Preventive Mechanism.
17th September 2014
Dinara Dildabek, PRI Central Asia, reports on progress made towards bringing criminal legislation and policy in Kyrgyzstan into line with international human rights standards.
2nd July 2014
Radicalisation and de-radicalisation in prison – what should we do with violent extremist offenders?
How can prison administrations prevent the spread of radicalisation in prisons? How can de-radicalisation programmes in prison assist offenders to abandon extremist ideologies? The second in our 2014-2015 anniversary blog series.
Expert guest for PRI25th June 2014
PRI's Policy Director, Andrea Huber, looks at the some of the major trends in criminal justice and penal policy over the last few years. This blog was first published by the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.
11th June 2014
Alison Hannah, PRI's Executive Director reports from a regional conference in Kazakhstan on the development of prison legislation in Central Asia.
18th March 2014
PRI's work continues to demonstrate that there are constructive ways to protect society and maintain security than by simply pressing the default button to lock people up.
18th December 2013