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We want to prevent COVID-19 ‘rampaging through places of detention’

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 reminds us of the very essence of PRI’s existence. At this time, our mission is to ensure that no one is left behind and PRI is working to ensure that prison management, criminal justice authorities and governments around the world are informed, equipped and supported to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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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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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.

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We are 30!

Over 30 years, PRI has had many successes, working in more than 90 countries. We are proud of our past achievements and look forward to the years ahead.