Resources listing

All resources

Brochure

Brochure on the National Center of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Prevention of Torture

This brochure includes information on the mandate of the National Center of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Prevention of Torture (the designated National Preventive Mechanism) and also includes statistical data for 2020-2021. It was developed within the framework of the project “Strengthening the visibility of the NPM to develop effective cooperation with State Bodies and […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Guidance document on the Bangkok Rules

This guidance document on implementing the United Nations Rules on the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders, co-published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, is part of PRI’s Toolbox on the UN Bangkok Rules.   It has been updated in 2021 to reflect new standards, particularly the Nelson Mandela Rules and the […]

Languages: English

Guidelines

Methodology for judges on the use of alternative sanctions

This methodology for judges of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on the use of alternative sanctions to imprisonment sets out the methodological foundations for the criminal sentencing; the concept of alternative penalties and their application; and recommendations for judges on the imposition of criminal sentences not related to imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The document was […]

Languages: Russian

Briefing

Ensuring independence of the NPM in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in 2008, committing to the designation of an independent national body for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment at the domestic level – a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). The NPM law was signed in July 2013. This document includes a brief overview of NPM […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Guidance document for judges on consideration of torture cases

This guidance document was developed by the judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with the “Criminal Law” training course. It includes a comprehensive legal analysis of the most dangerous factors of torture, and an analysis of liability for torture in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and international law. A […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Manual for probation officers in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

This Manual is intended for Kyrgyz probation officers and employees of the penitentiary systems of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan engaged in execution of punishments not related to imprisonment and other measures of criminal law. Particular attention in this manual is paid to international standards of work to ensure the rights […]

Languages: Russian

Report

COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Report on global scan

This report examines policies and practices related to COVID-19 vaccination in prisons across 177 countries, analysing how people detained and working in prisons are included in vaccination plans and roll-out. It highlights a critical lack of data collection and transparency on this aspect of the COVID-19 response and finds that most countries failed to adequately plan for vaccination in prisons, which has led to piecemeal and often insufficient implementation.

Languages: English

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020

PRI’s Annual Report outlines the impact of our work and achievements in 2020 nationally, regionally and internationally. Highlights in 2020 included: Publication of the Global Prison Trends Report 2020, in partnership with the Thailand Institute of Justice (our annual flagship publication); When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, PRI respond swiftly, releasing analysis and recommendations on the effects of the […]

Languages: English

Guidelines

Natural hazards and prisons: Protecting human rights in disaster prevention, response and recovery

People in prison are among the most vulnerable to suffering from the negative effects of natural hazards. Despite international and national momentum to enhance disaster risk reduction (DRR), its application in prison systems is often not a primary concern. Based on primary research, this guide – the first of its kind – presents practical measures with a human rights-based approach for practitioners and frontline staff working in prison systems.

Languages: English

Multimedia

Event: COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Launch of global scan

Despite calls for governments to prioritise people detained and working in prisons as at-risk groups in national vaccination plans, their inclusion has often been contentious and little information is available on vaccine roll-out in prisons. To fill this gap, Penal Reform International and Harm Reduction International conducted the first ever in-depth review of policies and practices […]

Languages: English