The focus of this book is prison policy and prisoners' rights. Prison policy has been central to IPPF concerns throughout the Foundation's history and frequently discussed, but the issues that are of the most pressing importance do not remain the same. Prisoners' rights have been considered and studied much more rarely in international fora and this colloquium has enabled participants to benefit from presentations covering several aspects of this subject which is of increasing national and international interest.
Foreword / Préface: George Kellens
General report / Rapport général: Roy Walmsley
Positive obligations to ensure the human rights of prisoners: Piet Hein van Kempen
La notion de dignité humaine dans la sauvegarde des droits fondamentaux des détenus: Emine Eylem Aksoy
La politique européenne en matière pénitentiaire:Jean Pradel
Guantánamo: the crucible for human and constitutional rights in XXI century USA The influence of international criminal law on the advancement of prisoners' rights Edgardo Rotman
National reports: America, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England and Wales, Finland France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Thailand