Resources listing


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


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


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


PRI Training Manual No.1: Human Rights and Vulnerable Prisoners

This manual is a resource for those who deliver training and workshops on human rights in prisons. It explores the fundamentals of good prison management, focusing specifically on international standards for the treatment of prisoners and the special needs of vulnerable categories of prisoner.

Languages: English, Farsi, French, Spanish


Discrimination Against Roma in Criminal Justice and Prison Systems in Romania

The current study is based on a review of existing literature, studies and documents that present violations of Rroma people’s rights in the criminal justice and prison systems in Central and Eastern Europe. This material highlights some of the issues related to discrimination against Rroma in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe an area […]

Languages: English, Romanian

Model for Reform

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Like many other countries, the legal system in Bangladesh is formal, complex, urban-based, time consuming and expensive. This leaves many Bangladeshis, especially the poor, illiterate or disadvantaged living in rural areas, unable to enforce their rights through the formal justice system. This publication describes how the Madaripur Legal Aid Association (MLAA) use community-based mediation as […]

Languages: Bangla, English