Prisoners' Rights
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Prisoners' Rights

The rights of civilian 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.

Rights and advocacy by country



North America

Visitation rules at Alcatraz



See also


  1. ^ Howard Davis (2003), "Prisoners' rights", Human rights and civil liberties, Taylor & Francis, p. 157, ISBN 978-1-84392-008-3

External links

Organizations working for prisoners' rights:

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