Human Rights Behind Bars (1st ed. 2022)
Tracing Vulnerability in Prison Populations Across Continents from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Edited by Yves Haeck,Clara Burbano Herrera

ISBN13: 9783031114830

Imprint: Springer International Publishing AG

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG

Format: Hardback

Published: 16/10/2022

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This book brings together leading authorities from the fields of international human rights law, criminology, legal medicine, and political science with international human rights judges and UN experts to analyze the current situation of detainees in Europe, the Americas and Africa. This comprehensive volume offers a platform for reflecting on the complexity of the prison problem from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors address detention-related issues with the aim of generating new ideas that contribute to both academic discussion and critical analysis. Academic dialogue across the globe provides insights into various national and international carceral systems and how they deal with human rights behind bars. At the same time, the critical comparison helps to identify basic needs and practices that can work in multiple settings. The contributors are respected experts and leading scholars in their fields, and each has pursued prison and human rights research over the last decades. However, this is the first time that they have come together in a multidisciplinary academic project. This book aims to stimulate diverse actors to imagine alternative ways of engaging with persons deprived of their liberty, in academia and in practice.
Vulnerability in Prison Populations across Continents from a Multidisciplinary Perspective.- Part 1: Prison-Related Studies Of Judges, Un Experts And Commissioners.- Prison Overcrowding and the European Convention on Human Rights.- The UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty: 'Leaving No one behind, in Particular Children behind Bars.- The Implications of the Principle of Equality and Non-Discrimination on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Inter-American System.- Detention of Children and the African Human Rights System.- Part II: Prison-related Studies of Human Rights Scholars.- Solitary Confinement of Juveniles in Europe.- The Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty in Latin America from the Perspective of an Ius Constitutionale Commune.- The Innovative Potential of Provisional Measures Resolutions for Detainee Rights in Latin America through Dialogue between the Inter-American Court and Other Courts.- Part III: Prison-related Studies of Scholars in Legal Medicine and Health.- Covid-19 - The Case for Re-thinking Health and Human Rights in Prison.- Human Rights and Prison Medicine - Protecting the Rights of Older Patients Deprived of Liberty.- Discontinuation of Medical Treatment - a Violation of Human Rights.- Part IV: Prison-related Studies of Criminologists and Political Scientists.- Monitoring Prisons: A Study of the Ongoing Dialogue between the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Belgium.- Solitary Confinement and the Meaning of 'Meaningful Human Contact.- Torture Prevention in Latin America: Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty and the Role of National Preventive Mechanisms.- Moving Forward in Protecting the Vulnerable Group of Prisoners.
  • Human rights
  • Medical & healthcare law
  • Professional & Vocational
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