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Human rights in African prisons

Author: Jeremy Sarkin-Hughes
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : HSRC Press ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2008]
Series: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 10.
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"Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, this collection provides a detailed consideration of the situation in African prisons and examines how regional and international legal instruments have dealt with human rights concerns such as overcrowding, healthcare, pretrial detention and the treatment of  Read more...
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Human rights in African prisons.
Cape Town, South Africa : HSRC Press ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609201357
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Sarkin-Hughes
ISBN: 9780796922069 0796922063 9780896802650 0896802655
OCLC Number: 226176989
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
"Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, this collection provides a detaiLed consideration of the situation in African prisons and examines how regional and international legal instruments have dealt with human rights concerns such as overcrowding, healthcare, pretrial detention and the treatment of women and children."--BOOK JACKET.
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9 10
Description: x, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: An overview of human rights in prisons worldwide / Jeremy Sarkin --
A brief history of human rights in the prisons of Africa / Stephen Peté --
Challenges to good prison governance in Africa / Chris Tapscott --
Overcrowding in African prisons / Victor Dankwa --
Pre-trial detention and human rights in Africa / Martin Schönteich --
Children in African prisons / Julia Sloth-Nielsen --
The imprisonment of women in Africa / Lisa Vetten --
Rehabilitation and reintegration in African prisons / Amand Dissel --
Alternative sentencing in Africa / Lukas Muntingh --
The African Commission's approach to prisons / Rachel Murray.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Sarkin.
Local System Bib Number:
u936270
(Sirsi) i9780796922069
(Sirsi) 1192613
(Sirsi) 936270

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"(T)his is a lucid, well-informed and compelling overview of the critical issues in African correctional institutions....essential reading for African scholars, legal experts, human rights workers, Read more...

 
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