Universal Human Rights Instruments International Prison Rules Regional Prison Rules Africa America Europe European Union

UN Body of Principles for the Protection of All

Persons Under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

UN Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners

Kampala Declaration on Prison Conditions in Africa

Robben Island Guidelines

Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

European Prison Rules

UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR Mandela Rules)

UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

EU Directive 2010/64 on the right to interpretation

and translation in criminal proceedings

EU Directive 2012/13 on the right to information

in criminal proceedings

Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Accelerating Prisons and Penal Reforms in Africa