PRI’s Programme Development Director, Nikhil Roy, took part in a panel discussion on indefinite prison sentences (IPPs) on Voice of Russia today.
The discussion follows last week’s judgment by the European Court of Human Rights that imprisoning people indefinitely without providing timely access to rehabilitation programmes to progress their sentences is a breach of human rights.
Nikhil was joined on the panel by Matthew Evans from the Prisoners’ Advice Service, Noel Smith, an ex-prisoner and writer for Inside Time magazine, and Michael Greaves, Party Secretary, UK Independence Party.
Click here to listen to the discussion.
Click here to read a recent article by Juliet Lyon, Secretary General of PRI and Director of UK charity the Prison Reform Trust on the ECHR’s judgment.
PRI is currently working on a programme, funded under the European Union’s Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), to support governments and other stakeholders to both move towards abolition of the death penalty and to implement human rights standards in criminal justice systems, particularly concerning the application of indeterminate sentences and the treatment of life and long-term prisoners.
Find out more
Life after Death: What replaces the death penalty? A short briefing paper setting out PRI’s concerns on and recommendations to improve the application of life sentences and the treatment of life and long-term prisoners around the world.
Alternative Sanctions to the Death Penalty Information Pack: a short booklet reviewing the use of life and long-term imprisonment and highlighting relevant international and regional human rights norms and standards and examples of best practice at the national level. Includes a 12-point plan for governments on how to implement alternative sanctions which respect international human rights norms and standards.