Prisons and justice systems are facing unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 global pandemic. At this launch event for PRI’s new report Global Prison Trends 2020, international leaders and experts will address chronic issues that have led to this human rights and public health crisis with people in prison being so vulnerable – and critically, question how we should respond, now and in the long-term.
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Wednesday 22 April 2020
2.30 to 4.00pm CEST
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Welcoming remarks and introductions
- Ilze Brands Kehris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
- Dr Kittipong Kittayarak, Thailand Institute of Justice
Global Prison Trends 2020
Olivia Rope, Penal Reform International
Coronavirus and prisons
Dr Carina Ferreira-Borges, World Health Organization (Europe)
Alternatives to imprisonment
Joel Hernández García, President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Long sentences: causes and consequences
Prof Dirk van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham
Safety and security in prisons
Sarah Belal, Justice Project Pakistan
Florian Irminger, Penal Reform International