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International Standards

11th May 2009

United Nations standards:

a. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
b. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC)
c. The Convention against Torture, and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN CAT)
d. The UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
e. The UN Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
f. The UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (Beijing Rules)
g. The UN Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (Riyadh Guidelines)
h. The UN Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty

Council of Europe standards:

a. The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)
b. European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
c. The European Prison Rules (2006)
d. The European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions and measures (2008)
e. Council of Europe Recommendations in a number of prison-related matters, including: on the use of remand; on the management of life sentence and long-term sentence prisoners; on community sanctions and measures.

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