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Working with police, magistrates and lawyers to promote fairer criminal investigations and trials in Uganda

Penal Reform International (PRI) is taking important and effective steps towards preventing ill-treatment and promoting the application of fair and effective criminal investigations and trials of people detained in Uganda. Police officers were introduced to investigative interviewing – using the ‘PEACE model’ – a practice promoted by the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and adopted in a number of countries to replace confessional-based interrogation methods, which can lead to coercion and torture. PRI also invited magistrates from across the country for a training on best practices in the implementation of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act (PPTA) for the effective adjudication of torture cases.

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Latest news from the Middle East and North Africa

Penal Reform International in the Middle East and North Africa, in partnership with the Penitentiary and Reintegration Administration Algeria, and supported by the British embassy in Algiers, has been delivering capacity building interventions to prison staff on the principles of strategic planning and implementation methodologies.

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Ce sont des enfants – pas des terroristes !

On estime que 4640 enfants sont partis en Irak ou en Syrie, seuls ou avec leurs familles, pour rejoindre l’État islamique (EI) autoproclamé. Depuis la chute du groupe terroriste, un grand nombre d’entre eux vivent dans des camps de déplacés dans des conditions déplorables. Ces enfants ont non seulement été victimes de recrutement ou de traite, mais ont également été témoins d’une violence et d’un endoctrinement extrêmes. Nous appelons les autorités gouvernementales à prendre urgemment leurs responsabilités afin de garantir leurs droits.

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Children – not terrorists! Bringing children home from ISIL

An estimated 4640 children travelled to Iraq or Syria, either alone or with their families, to join the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). Since the fall of the terrorist group, many of them live in displacement camps under deplorable conditions. They have not only been victims of recruitment or trafficking, but also witnessed extreme violence and indoctrination. We call on State authorities for an urgent response to guarantee their rights.

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Our ambitions for 2020-2023

This year PRI is celebrating 30 years of accomplishments in developing and promoting fair and effective criminal justice systems across the world.