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Jail Mail: COVID-19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth ‘Ensuring an Effective Response’

Apr 08, 2020 Download File

Through this issue of Jail Mail, CHRI shares a note – COVID-19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth: ‘Ensuring an Effective Response’ addressed to the executive, judiciary, legal service providers and human rights institutions, on precautions to be taken inside prisons and measures to be adopted to ease overcrowding. Emphasising the importance to uphold human rights principles during this time of crisis, it also includes references to steps taken by several Commonwealth countries and measures suggested by other national and international organizations to effectively prevent/contain the spread of the virus in prisons.