The Guidance Document and Index of Implementation on the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Sanctions for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules), co-published with the Thailand Institute of Justice as part of PRI’s Toolbox on the UN Bangkok Rules.
Both documents are designed to assist stakeholders with working towards implementation of the Bangkok Rules, other international standards and best practices.
The Guidance Document can be used as a reference document and as a resource for use in reviewing legislation, developing gender-sensitive policies, and in training criminal justice actors and other relevant stakeholders. It offers practical guidance to legislators, policymakers, prison authorities, probation services, social welfare and health care services in the community, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other relevant actors to help and encourage them to take the actions necessary to respond appropriately to the needs of women offenders and to improve their social reintegration prospects.
The Index of Implementation accompanies the Guidance Document by seeking to assist key actors and others to assess the extent to which the Bangkok Rules are reflected in their criminal justice systems and to help identify gaps in implementation. Together with the Guidance Document it provides a basis for developing policies, strategies and action plans to improve implementation. Each of the nine chapters pose relevant questions for a different key actor, to help those responsible identify the questions they need to ask of themselves and their staff. The Index can be completed electronically.
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