Sub-Saharan Africa

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Training of prison staff to respond to COVID-19 in Central Africa

The spread of the novel Coronavirus in Central African Republic (CAR) is a major concern. PRI is working to contribute to the various efforts undertaken to minimise the effects of this disease in the prison environment, alongside the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission (MINUCSA).


Justice – in all senses of the word – will only come through hearing and learning

PRI's statement regarding the killing of George Floyd in the US. Justice will not come through silencing those chanting Black Lives Matter, but through hearing them, learning from failure and building fair and effective criminal justice systems where criminal justice actors, including law enforcement, are held fully accountable.

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Coronavirus and women in detention: A gender-specific approach missing

The coronavirus pandemic has shed a light on the crisis state of criminal justice and prison systems, but in this the plight of women has somewhat been neglected, or overtly disregarded. Without a gender-specific assessment and response to coronavirus, lives of women are at risk and human rights violations will continue.

Olivia Rope 4th June 2020