Our research on prisons cited in European Parliament report

The European Parliament has cited European Prison Observatory research in a briefing on prison conditions in member states.

The European Prison Observatory is an ongoing, pan-European project funded by the European Union of which the Centre is partner. 

Further information on the project can be found here

21 May 2018

Preventing Torture in the UK

Under the Optional Protocol of the UN Convention against Torture, National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) are set up to inspect and report on conditions in all places of detention.

19 December 2016

The role of inspection in preventing torture

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture provides for the establishment of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) with powers to visit places of detention and to report to the authorities.

19 December 2016

Human rights in prison

Our event this afternoon on human rights in prison across the UK and the rest of Europe drew an enthusiastic and engaged audience of researchers, policy makers, activists and practitioners.

Marie Crétenot, of the Observatoire international des prisons in Paris spoke about her recent...

25 November 2014