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Index of good practices in reducing pre-trial detention, version 7

Penal Reform International, Adam
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Penal Reform International.

PRI focuses on developing ‘models’ from good practice identified on the African continent and around the world that serve to promote penal reform in ways which practically address many of the major problems facing criminal justice agencies. This document considers a range of ‘good practices’ developed in Africa and elsewhere in reducing pre-trial detention. It is aimed at policy makers, penal reformers and stakeholders in the criminal justice system. It is part of PRI’s efforts to maintain the momentum for penal reform in Africa flowing from the
Kampala Declaration on Prison Conditions in Africa (1996) and Ouagadougou Declaration on Accelerating Prison and Penal Reform in Africa (2002) which specifically called for ‘Further exchange of examples of best penal practice to be encouraged at national, regional and international levels.’ It is a work in progress and comments and contributions are welcome. (excerpt)


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