United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules)

UN_Standard Rules for Treatment of Prisoners_Mandela Rules

The Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners adopted in 1957 have recently undergone a revision.  The revision process recognised that the Rules are a key standard for the treatment of prisoners globally and are widely used today, but there had been major developments in human rights and criminal justice since their adoption.  The revised set of Rules will be known as the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules)’.

Find out more about the revision process of the Standard Minimum Rules (SMR)

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2015