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Podcast: Prison, convicts and human rights protection

In this podcast interview, Ilina Taneva discusses the Council of Europe’s work to improve the treatment of people deprived of their liberty .

Ahead of a Rome conference of Directors of Prison Administration, she stresses the role of the organisation in harmonising standards across the 47 member states and explains why even those whom society punishes should have the guarantee of human rights protection.

The Essential

Information: Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures

News: November hearing for killers’ complaints against UK ‘whole life’ prison terms

Information: Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

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