Alternatives to imprisonment We promote fair and proportionate sentencing and greater use of non-custodial measures. Death penalty We campaign for the abolition of the death penalty and for humane alternative sanctions. Global advocacy We contribute to the development and implementation of human rights and criminal justice standards. Justice for children We promote child-friendly justice systems which use detention only as a last resort and recognise the right of children to special protection. Life imprisonment We advocate that no one should be imprisoned for life without the possibility of one day at least being considered for release. Pre-trial justice Pre-trial detention is often unnecessary and can prejudice a fair trial. We campaign against its excessive use and promote alternative measures. Prison conditions We advocate for humane prison conditions as a prerequisite of fair criminal justice systems. Rehabilitation and reintegration We promote rehabilitation as the primary aim of all criminal justice systems. Torture prevention Torture destroys a person's dignity, body and mind. We seek to establish and improve safeguards against torture and ill-treatment in detention. Women in the criminal justice system We promote greater use of non-custodial alternatives for women, together with gender-sensitive criminal justice and penal policies.