For two years to December 2014 the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies was the United Kingdom partner on a pan-European project: the European Prison Observatory. The purpose of the European Prison Observatory was to investigate and compare prison conditions, share better practice and promote the adoption of the National Preventative Mechanism and respect for human rights in prisons management across the European Union.
From national practices to European guidelines draws on eight individual country reports on prison conditions in selected European Union Countries. Download the respective report by clicking on the images below.
On 16 December 2014 we held a national conference at our offices. The conference examined the United Kingdom’s record on meeting its international obligations to prevent the mistreatment of prisoners and others held against their will.
Click on the image to download Roger Grimshaw's presentation on torture prevention in the United Kingdom
|Click on the image to download Will McMahon's presentation on the consultation events we held in two prisons: Grendon and Barlinnie.|