Source: (2005) United Nations Publication.

This Pocketbook is one component of the four-part publication Human Rights and Prisons – a human rights training package for prison officials. The four components are designed to complement each other and, taken together, provide all necessary elements for the conduct of human rights training programmes for prison officials, under the training approach developed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This Pocketbook of international human rights standards (component four of the package) is designed to be a readily accessible and portable reference for prison officials, containing a comprehensive collection of point-form standards organized according to prison officials’ duties and functions, and topics, and referenced with detailed footnotes. (excerpt)

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