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Addressing the 105,000 increase in the global female prison population, ten years after the Bangkok Rules were adopted

This blog is the first in a series marking the tenth anniversary of the UN Bangkok Rules, covering a range of issues affecting women in criminal justice systems worldwide. In this blog, Tríona Lenihan, PRI’s Policy and International Advocacy Manager, looks at the global female prison population, highlighting key trends and issues to address in […]

Tríona Lenihan 10th December 2020


Human rights leaders call for full implementation of the UN Bangkok Rules

A group of UN and regional human rights experts with mandates relating to detention and women’s rights today called on governments across the world to fully implement the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules). The Bangkok Rules were adopted by the UN General […]