Prison policy and prisoners' rights

The protection of prisoners' fundamental rights in international and domestic law

By Edgardo Rotman, Jean Pradel, Emine Eylem Aksoy, Piet-Hein van Kempen, Roy Walmsley

Edited by: Peter J.P. Tak, Manon Jendly

Contributions by: George Kellens

The focus of this book is prison policy and prisoners' rights. Prison policy has been central to IPPF concerns throughout the Foundation's history and frequently discussed, but the issues that are of the most pressing importance do not remain the same. Prisoners' rights have been considered and studied much more rarely in international fora and this colloquium has enabled participants to benefit from presentations covering several aspects of this subject which is of increasing national and international interest. CONTENTS Foreword / Preface: George Kellens General report / Rapport general: Roy Walmsley Positive obligations to ensure the human rights of prisoners: Piet Hein van Kempen La notion de dignite humaine dans la sauvegarde des droits fondamentaux des detenus: Emine Eylem Aksoy La politique europeenne en matiere penitentiaire: Jean Pradel Guantanamo: the crucible for human and constitutional rights in XXI century USA The influence of international criminal law on the advancement of prisoners' rights: Edgardo Rotman National reports: America, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England and Wales, Finland France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Thailand

598 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789058503954