As part of our 2020-2023 strategy we will develop knowledge on the precarity of people in detention when faced with natural disasters. We will raise awareness of penitentiary systems to take steps to protect the human rights of individuals in detention when natural disasters occurs. We will be providing evidence-based best practice guidance and conduct further research to develop our work in protecting the human rights of people in prison faced with natural disasters.
We raise awareness and highlight the need for crisis preparedness and response plans for places of detention among government authorities.
Through documenting the types of natural hazards and instances of extreme weather impacting detention facilities annually in our Global Prison Trends series, we track developments and key challenges in this area.
We gather evidence from existing practices and experiences of natural hazards faced by prison administrations around the world, working in collaboration with academics.
We issue recommendations for immediate steps to protect people in prison at risk of natural hazards as well as those for longer-term reform to make prisons more humane, resilient and safe spaces for those who must serve a prison sentence.
We are developing a practical guidance document for prison administrations around the world on how to protect the rights of people in prison during natural hazards. The publication will outline best practice and steps to take in the planning, preparation, response to and recovery from natural hazards, issuing recommendations.