The 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council begins in Geneva next week. PRI’s delegation will be focusing on two key issues: corruption in detention, and the rights of girls in detention.
Join PRI for these two events:
Girls in Detention
Thursday 18 June 2015, 15:00-17:00, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI.
Co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland, the United Nations OHCHR, Defence for Children International and PRI. This expert panel will identify the obstacles and challenges impeding the full realisation of girls’ rights in justice systems, and will share ideas on how to better protect girls in detention. Download the flyer.
Read a Report on the event.
Corruption and human rights in detention
Tuesday 23 June 2015, 13hr – 14.30, Palais des Nations, Room XXIII.
Co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Morocco and Austria, PRI and Transparency International. At this side-event the Advisory Committee’s report on corruption and human rights will be presented. Expert panelists will discuss what corruption means in practice, focusing on prisons where the phenomenon thrives and significantly impacts on human rights, and explore how human rights mechanisms can more effectively address the impact of corruption on the protection of human rights. Download the flyer.
Together with the Quakers UN Office, PRI will also make an oral statement at the Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women, reiterating the link between violence and women offenders and prisoners.
Follow us on twitter @penalreformint for regular updates from Geneva.