Resources listing

Public Statement

Oral Statement: Life Imprisonment

In this oral statement to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on 17 May 2018, PRI calls on UN member states to ensure the issue of the increase of life imprisonment and the implementation of life sentences is put on the agenda for the 14th 2020 Crime Congress. The oral statement draws […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Life imprisonment: A policy briefing

Between the years 2000 and 2014, there was an increase of almost 84 per cent in the number of those serving formal life sentences worldwide. However, since a United Nations report on life imprisonment 20 years ago, there has been no international assessment of the use of and issues surrounding life imprisonment, despite substantial developments […]

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Russian

Report

Global Prison Trends 2018

Global Prison Trends 2018 is the fourth edition in PRI’s annual flagship Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. It is published in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice, and features a foreword by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former Prime Minister of […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI’s Annual Report 2016

PRI’s Annual Report 2016 outlines the impact of our work and achievements over the past year. Highlights in 2016 included: Continued global promotion of the Nelson Mandela Rules (the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the treatment of prisoners), with our regional offices holding workshops and training on the rules in a number of countries. In collaboration with the UK […]

Languages: English

Report

Global Prison Trends 2017

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2017, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2017 is the third edition in our annual Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. It is published in collaboration with the Thailand […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI Annual Report 2015

PRI’s Annual Report 2015 tracks progress towards the goals of its new Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The highlights of the year include but are not limited to: The unanimous adoption of the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – now the UN Nelson Mandela Rules – by the UN General Assembly in December 2015. The […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Why criminal justice reform is essential to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)

In September 2015, the international community agreed a new set of development goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The number of people behind bars, whether on remand or serving sentences, has increased in most countries over the last 20 years, placing an enormous financial burden on governments and at great cost to the social cohesion of societies. […]

Languages: English

Report

Global Prison Trends 2016

This is the second annual edition in our Global Prison Trends series, describing key global trends in the use and practice of imprisonment and the pressing challenges facing states that wish to organise their penitentiary systems in accordance with international norms and standards. Topics include for example: developments in international criminal justice policy; notable changes to policy at the […]

Languages: English

Report

Impact evaluation: Abolition of the death penalty and implementation of alternative sanctions, 2012–2015

This 29-month project (2012–2015) to campaign for the progressive abolition of the death penalty and its replacement with humane alternative sanctions was implemented in 10 countries in four regions: the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and East Africa. It was funded under the European Union’s Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and by […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI Annual Report 2014

PRI’s Annual Report 2014 highlights achievements at both international and country level in our 25th anniversary year which ran from April 2014 to April 2015. The process of revising the text of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners was completed in April 2014 at the fourth intergovernmental expert group meeting […]

Languages: English