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"Prison conditions" redirects here. For prison conditions in the United States, see Incarceration in the United States#Conditions. For prison conditions in China, see Laogai#Conditions in Laogai camps. For prison conditions in Vanuatu, see Human rights in Vanuatu#Prison conditions.
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The rights of civil and military prisoners are governed by both national and international law. International conventions include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the United Nations' Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,[1] and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Davis (2003), "Prisoners' rights", Human rights and civil liberties, Taylor & Francis, p. 157, ISBN 978-1-84392-008-3 
  2. ^ Handbook on prisoners with special needs, pp. 47-48 (published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

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Organizations working for prisoners' rights:



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The Independent

The Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Lawyers for the two men argued that the prohibition is incompatible with prisoners' rights under common and European law. But the justices disagreed. Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger said reasons for the decision would be given at a later date.
 
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

A court handed down a huge victory yesterday, for two men who were rendered to a secret prison in Poland and tortured by the CIA. But it wasn't in an American court. And it wasn't the United States that was held to account. In two landmark decisions ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:54:56 -0700

MANILA, Philippines -- The hospitalization of lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes for a panic attack she suffered over fears of being detained with suspected communist rebels proves the government's double standards in dealing with prisoners, rights ...
 
WRKF
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0700

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TakePart

TakePart
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:38:10 -0700

Because prisoners' rights apply only to food, not good food, Friedmann says inmates have little legal recourse when served low-quality meals. Change will need to be enacted voluntarily by the heads of private correctional facilities or laws altered at ...

Pitchfork Media

Pitchfork Media
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:18:45 -0700

If they win, they'll transfer compensation to human rights organizations, including their own prisoners' rights NGO, Zona Prava. Human rights legal group Agora are representing Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina. Pavel Chikov, the head of Agora, told The ...

TakePart

TakePart
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:42:16 -0700

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:30 -0700

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