In 1997 a Social Exclusion Unit was set up within the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom Government. The name of the unit was somewhat misleading since what its work actually focussed on social inclusion and how to achieve it for all citizens.
At the request of the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and on behalf of the Iraqi Minister of Justice, ICPS has produced a handbook for use by personnel in Iraqi detention facilities that highlights the fundamental human rights obligations and rights for both prisoners and prison staff.
The document has been translated into Arabic and designed for wide distribution among police and other officers.
For a number of years the Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales has used a document called Expectations as a reference point for the standards which the Inspectorate expects to find when it inspects prisons. In 2003 the Chief Inspector decided to update this document and to include primary references for each expectation to international human rights standards. ICPS was happy to carry out this referencing work for the Inspectorate for this and subseqent editions of Expectations.