ICPS Associates deliver human rights training courses in Libya

20 Jun 2014

ICPS Associates Danny McAllister and Christine Fisher, supported by their interpreter Walid Safar, delivered four one day courses on a human rights approach to security for 70 members of staff, and a further four day course for a selected group of 9 staff in Al Jawiya Prison, Misrata, Libya. The course and the accompanying Workbook were devised and produced as part of a project to support the Libyan Judicial Police in managing their prisons and were funded by the UK Security, Justice and Defence Programme in Libya.  Following the courses the Minister of Labour for Libya presented course certificates to the participants.


Close to three million people in pre-trial detention worldwide, new report shows

18 Jun 2014
Close to three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms
of remand imprisonment throughout the world according to the second edition of 
the World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List (WPTRIL), researched and compiled by 
Roy Walmsley and published on 18 June by the International Centre for Prison Studies, 
a partner of the University of Essex. 

ICPS contributes to WHO Europe Guide on Prisons and Health

23 May 2014

WHO Europe has today published the second edition of its highly successful Guide on Prisons and Health. Once again this includes a chapter by ICPS Trustee Professor Andrew Coyle on “Standards in prison health: the prisoner as a patient.”

ICPS was a founding member of the WHO Prison Health Network and continues to have close links with its Health in Prisons Project.

The Guide is available from the WHO Europe website: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/prisons-and-health/publications/2014/prisons-and-health

A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff available in Brazilian Portuguese

21 May 2014

The Second Edition of the ICPS publication A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese.

ICPS is grateful to Odilza Lines de Almeida, Professora Adjunta at the Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia for arranging the translation.

The Brazilian Portuguese translation can be downloaded here:

The United Kingdom’s National Preventive Mechanism: Five Years On

15 May 2014

Professor Andrew Coyle led a workshop at a conference held in Bristol University’s Human Rights Implementation Centre on 8 April 2014 to mark the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the United Kingdom’s OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism.

The workshop was on the theme "The NPM’s response to diversifying models of detention in the United Kingdom: challenges for inspection and monitoring" and Andrew’s introductory remarks can be downloaded here 

Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement in Spanish

08 May 2014

ICPS Associate Dr. Sharon Shalev’s Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement is now available in Spanish and can be downloaded from the website http://solitaryconfinement.org/libro-de-referencia-sobre-aislamiento-solitario

The English version of the Sourcebook was published in 2008 and provides a comprehensive single point of reference on solitary confinement, its documented health effects, and professional, ethical and human rights guidelines and codes of practice relating to its use.