PRI Central Asia hosts roundtable on a draft new resocialisation strategy in Kazakhstan

September 06, 2016, Astana The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan along with other interested state bodies has drafted a comprehensive strategy for social rehabilitation of individuals released from prison and registered with the Probation Service, which was presented today a roundtable. The strategy was produced in accordance with the National Action […]

Women who kill their abusers: how do criminal justice systems respond? New research

PRESS RELEASE – Thursday 2 June 2016 WOMEN WHO KILL THEIR ABUSERS: HOW DO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS RESPOND? Linklaters LLP and Penal Reform International are today publishing a new multi-jurisdictional study on how women who have killed their abusers following prolonged domestic abuse are treated in law and before the courts. The number of women […]

Invite to UNGASS event: Human rights impacts of drug policies

How can better drug policies help improve prison conditions and protect human rights? Together with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, PRI is organising a side-event at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) on 18 April 2016 on Human rights impacts of drug policies. Monday 18 April 2016 8.30-9.30am […]

Historic update of international prison standards by the UN

Last Thursday the plenary of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – to be known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’. ‘PRI is delighted at the successful outcome of this four-year review process. The updating of this key set of widely used standards, last Thursday, is […]

Press release: A new era for the prison system and protection of prisoners’ rights

On International Human Rights Day, Penal Reform International in Central Asia – in cooperation with the Committee on Legislation, Judicial and Legal Reform of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Regional Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Public Monitoring Commissions of Kazakhstan – […]

PRI Central Asia debates the death penalty on European Day against the Death Penalty

ASTANA –KAZGUU together with the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan, Embassies of Vatican, Switzerland and France, and the Representative office of Penal Reform International in Central Asia held a student debates dedicated to the European and World Day against Death Penalty. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on 26 September 2007, […]

PRI to provide monitoring training for National Torture Prevention Centre in Kyrgyzstan

On March 10-12 2015, the staff of the Kyrgyz National Torture Prevention Center (NTPC) will attend training on the monitoring of detention/custodial restraint for juveniles in Kyrgyzstan. The training is part of a three-year project on Gradual eradication of violence against children in detention in Central Asia implemented jointly by the Youth Human Rights Group Public Association […]

PRI Central Asia hosts training on therapeutic responses to children in conflict with the law

This week, PRI’s Central Asia office is holding a training course in Almaty for the staff of closed institutions on therapeutic responses to address offending and anti-social behaviour by children and adolescents. At the time of writing, there are 95 under-18s in correctional institutions and 167 in specialised schools for children in Kazakhstan. “Amid the political and socio-economic changes taking […]

Профессиональный разговор по душам: тренинги для сотрудников УК 161/3, которые работают с лицами,  приговоренными к пожизненному лишению свободы

25-26 августа 2014 года в житикаринской колонии УК-161/3 были проведены психологические тренинги для сотрудников, которые работают  с лицами, приговоренными к пожизненному лишению свободы или длительным срокам заключения.  Проведение тренинга организовало Представительство PRI (Международная тюремная реформа) в Центральной Азии при финансовой поддержке Европейского союза. Непосредственно сам тренинг проводили Динара Дильдабекова, координатор проектов PRI в центральной Азии […]