Resources listing

Report

Sentencing of women convicted of drug-related offences

Drug‑related offences are known to have a particular and disproportionate impact on women. Eighty-two per cent of all women in prison in Thailand are imprisoned for a drug offence; in the Philippines, the proportion of women in prison for a drug offence is 53% and in Peru and Costa Rica it is more than 60%. […]

Languages: English

Submission

Input for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Psychological Torture and Ill-Treatment”

Penal Reform International (PRI) and Dr. Sharon Shalev, Research Associate at the University of Oxford and Independent Consultant at SolitaryConfinement.org welcome the Special Rapporteur’s call for input for the forthcoming thematic report on “psychological torture and ill-treatment”. This submission highlights the relationship between psychological torture and ill-treatment to solitary confinement. We chose to prioritise solitary […]

Languages: English

Brochure

2020-2023 Strategy for Penal Reform International

This year PRI is celebrating 30 years of accomplishments in developing and promoting fair and effective criminal justice systems across the world. Today, we set our trajectory for the coming decade, launching our new strategy for 2020-2023.

Languages: English

Briefing

Policy briefing: EU-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue

In this policy briefing the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) and Penal Reform International (PRI) detail key concerns on the interlinking issues on the agenda for the European Union-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels on 8 November 2019, and the EU-Indonesia Civil Society Seminar Forum on 7 November 2019: Access to justice and penal […]

Languages: English

Report

Status of human rights implementation for vulnerable prisoners in Ukraine

Baseline survey and analysis of conditions for vulnerable prisoners and access to complaint mechanisms in seven prisons in Ukraine (two women’s prisons, two juvenile and three men’s facilities). 500 prisoners were interviewed in total. The research was carried out under a PRI project funded by the European Union designed to improve access to justice, conditions […]

Languages: English

Submission

Oral statement: Violence against Indigenous women prior, during and after imprisonment

PRI and the Quaker UN Office delivered this joint oral statement at the Annual Day of Discussion on Women’s Rights at the 32nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council on 16 June 2016. The morning panel focused on ‘Violence against indigenous women and girls and its root causes’. The statement highlighted: the disproportionate high […]

Languages: English

Submission

Statement at the UN Forum on Minority Issues

On 25 November 2015, the International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women, PRI delivered this oral statement at the Eighth Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues, which focused on minorities in criminal justice systems. The statement explains the links between violence and the pathways to, and treatment in detention, for women […]

Languages: English

Submission

OSCE HDIM: Statement on link between violence and women in detention, September 2014

This statement will be delivered by PRI at the OSCE’s 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, during the dedicated session to ‘Violence against women belonging to vulnerable groups’ on 26 September 2014. PRI highlights that the majority of women in detention are convicted of non-violent crimes that are linked to poverty, and those convicted of violent crimes are often victims […]

Languages: English

Submission

Statement to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, March 2013: Sustainable Development and Access to Justice

Call to parliamentarians, while they work towards the post-2015 agenda, to take into account all drivers of poverty, including unfair criminal justice systems and disproportionate imprisonment, which indirectly criminalise the poor and marginalised, and work towards promoting and protecting the rule of law and access to justice as a founding norm for achieving sustainable development.

Languages: English