Women in Prison

The Bangkok Rules and Beyond

Edited by: Piet Hein van Kempen, Maartje Krabbe

Women are a rapidly growing minority in prisons. Prison systems, however, have always been determined by the behaviour of men. The 2010 UN Bangkok Rules form a body of rules that is specifically aimed at the needs of women in prison. Being the first international instrument on this subject, the Bangkok Rules can be considered a milestone. Thus, this volume focuses on the topic of women in prison in general, and on the Bangkok Rules in particular. The volume comprises an introductory chapter, seven thematic chapters, and 23 chapters dedicated to individual countries around the world. Themes discussed include: the (international) human rights framework applicable to women in prison, statistics and criminological factors relevant to women in prison, and the actual conditions of women in prison worldwide. An extensive collection of expert knowledge, this volume highlights both good practice in the context of women in prison and the many challenges that lie ahead. 26 chapters are in English, six chapters are in French. (Series: International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation, Vol. 46) [Subject: Human Rights Law, Penal Law, Women's Rights]

Publication Date: 3/20/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780684215