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World Day Against Child Labour

Monday, 12 June 2017 – Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour Every year on June 12 the World Day Against Child Labor is observed to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide. Hundreds of millions of girls and boys around the world are affected. What Do People Do? Every year, […]

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2017

June 26, 2017 in the World The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is a commemorative day which takes place on June 26, 2017. It had been launched by the United Nations (UN) in 1997 and is a result of the UN-convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. […]

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Africa: Commission Adopts Standards For Support To Torture Victims

In Nigeria, Kevin was tortured for hours with heated knives and other metallic objects by a community vigilante group working with the police. In the Central African Republic, Carène was raped by rebel leaders and forced to witness the torture of her husband, while in Kenya, Sillah was beaten and had his kneecaps crushed by […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa: Engaging and Collaborating On DFI Database

Across the globe hundreds of rehabilitation centres are providing services to thousands of survivors of torture on a daily basis. To support these centres in their rehabilitative work as well as their ability to evidence their work and fight impunity, robust clinical data is vital. The EU-funded DFI Project was set up to meet this […]

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Global Prison Trends 2017

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2017, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2017 is the third edition in our annualGlobal Prison Trends series, which identifies the topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. It is published in collaboration with the Thailand […]

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President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Receives Prestigious Human Rights Award

The IRCT congratulates Şebnem Korur Fincanci, president of IRCT member centre Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), on receiving the 2017 Human Rights Award from Physicians for Human Rights. Dr Fincanci is a world renown forensic expert, one of the authors of the Istanbul Protocol and a leading human rights defender from Turkey. She has […]

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UPCOMING FOURTH ACSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: TO BE HELD IN KIGALI RWANDA 2017.

THE 4TH AFRICAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION (ACSA): BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN KIGALI, RWANDA – 15TH – 19TH MAY 2017 The fourth coming ACSA conference is scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from the 15-19 May 2017, under the theme: Building A Professional Correctional System in Africa: A Strategic Objective The registration for the conference is going […]

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CHAD: TORTURE DETAILED AT TRIAL

Court Hears Evidence Against 21 Agents Of Ex-Dictator Hissène Habré Dramatic evidence presented at the trial in Chad [3] [2] of 21 former security agents confirms that torture was systematic during the Hissène Habré dictatorship, from 1982 to 1990, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the trial began on November 14, 2014, about 50 victims […]

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Conclusions of the African Forum on Security Sector Reform

The African Union (AU) hosted the Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform (SSR), from 24 – 26 November 2014, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The Forum was organised in collaboration with the Slovak Republic, the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the African Security Sector Network (ASSN), the Geneva Centre for the […]

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Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa on the Occasion of Pan-African Women’s Day

In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), I would like, on behalf of the Commission, to once again wish a happy celebration to African women and to all women around the world who join them in commemorating this […]

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