How can the Mandela Rules be put into practice in Uganda and in other African countries?

Omar Phoenix Khan11th April 2016


Duncan McLaughlan, 13th Apr 2016 at 21:03

Perhaps the most important first step is to ensure that every member of staff is aware of the Rules, of their implication and perhaps most importantly of what is expected of them in terms of their own attitudes and behaviour. Ideally every member of staff might be given a copy of the Rules and most certainly they should be an essential element in the training of staff. The successful implemenation of the Rules can only be achieved if everyone in the prison system, from the Minister in charge to the most junior member of staff – takes on board that it is their task to implement the Rules.

Paul Geurts, 16th Apr 2016 at 09:52

Very good initiative. But perhaps also look at the rules as a compass to work towards? What really impresses me is the openness of the UPS in discussing its challenges. This is a good step to improvement of services and implementation of the rules.

Deny’s Odhiambo, 19th Apr 2016 at 04:08

I have been following what is happening in UPS, this is a great step towards increasing compliance to the standards, professionalism in UPS and embracing good correctional practices.
I work with Kenya Prisons service. Keep up the good work UPS/PRI

Francis Muthui, 02nd May 2016 at 13:52

Great initiative.I think prisoners too have the right to know about this rules because it will save them alot.It is their right to have the information.

Chilemb Stanley Danny, 16th Sep 2016 at 13:00

As Corrections officer from Zambia and now working as Corrections Mentor in UNMIL co-located in Voinjama Central Prison, Lofa County of Liberia, I found this document very useful as it provided me with understanding of some of limitations and challenges faced by number of countries especially in Africa when it came the implementation of the Mandela Rules. However, it also has provided me with information on how some of these challenges could addressed within the available resources for example in post war countries like Liberia.

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