The United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) are adopted. PRI advocated intensively for their adoption and continues to promote their implementation.
PRI’s approach to making societies safer is set out in Making Law and Policy that Work, which is launched at the UN Crime Congress in April 2010. PRI helps draft proposed new guidelines for legal aid in criminal cases at meetings organised by the UN Office for Drugs and Crime. In 2010, PRI’s regional offices are based in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Jordan and Rwanda. At the end of December the office in the Great Lakes region of Africa is closed, following a decision to work in Africa through local partnerships.