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PRI launches Global Prison Trends 2018

Today, PRI launches its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2018, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2018 is the fourth edition in PRI’s annual flagship Global Prison Trends series, and is published in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice. It identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice over the past […]

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PRI launches new report: Global Prison Trends 2017

Today, PRI launches its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2017, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2017 identifies the topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice over the past 12 months, and highlights some significant reports and jurisprudence. It is the third edition […]

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PRI opens new regional office in Kampala, Uganda

PRI is delighted to announce the opening of its new PRI Africa Office in January 2016. Based in Kampala, Uganda, the office will develop PRI’s expanding work in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. PRI has worked in partnership with criminal justice agencies and civil society in the sub-Saharan Africa region since the 1990s. Our work in […]

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PRI to co-host informal consultation on criminal justice and drug-related policies

On Tuesday 29 September 2015, PRI, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) and the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) are hosting an informal consultation meeting for NGOs to discuss the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) in April 2016 and to gather civil society views on drugs and criminal justice and alternatives to […]

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PRI at the UN Crime Commission 2015

The UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will convene in Vienna on 18-22 May. Held annually it is the principal policy-making body of the UN in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and is therefore of key relevance to PRI’s mission. The Commission is the preparatory body for and implements many of […]

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PRI at the 13th UN Crime Congress 2015, Qatar

PRI is delighted to be attending the 13th UN Crime Congress in Doha, Qatar from 12-19 April. We are participating in official Workshop A and hosting and taking part in a number of panels. We have a stand in the exhibition halls where you can pick up our publications and watch our short animated film […]

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PRI at the UN Human Rights Council’s 28th Regular Session (March 2015)

Next week will see the start of the 28th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (2-27 March 2015 in Geneva). PRI will be participating on two key issues: the abolition of the death penalty and the human rights impact of overuse of imprisonment. We are co-hosting a side-event, ‘Strengthening death penalty standards’, with the Permanent Representations of Switzerland and Mexico. The […]

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Book review: Life after murder – five men in search of redemption

Use of life and long-term sentences has been growing globally. In 2012, of the 2.3 million prisoners in US prisons, 159,520 were serving life sentences, including almost 50,000 life without parole. Nancy Mullane was a winner in PRI’s journalism competition held as part of our death penalty abolition programme in 2014. While the competition was judged on the basis […]

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Uganda has ended its opposition to a global moratorium on the use of the death penalty

Uganda has ended its opposition to a global moratorium on the use of the death penalty. At the UN General Assembly on 21 November 2014, Uganda abstained on the measure, changing after seven years of voting against. The country is one of ten where PRI is working to abolish the death penalty and implement humane alternative sanctions. […]