This book brings together leading authorities from the fields of international human rights law, criminology, legal medicine, and ...
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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.
Written by leading authorities on prison studies, hailing from different disciplines
Presents findings that are universal in scope
Discusses a selection of topics that are of vital importance in the field
Clara Burbano Herrera is a research professor of international human rights law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, and Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context. Besides, she is Principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant IMPACTUM and a guest professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Geneva. Previously, she was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Researcher at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Her research relates to the role of international human rights organs in the prevention of violation of human rights, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. Clara has been awarded the Dutch Prince Bernhard Price for Innovative Research.
Yves Haeck is a professor of international human rights and constitutional law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, and a guest professor at the Universities of Geneva and Pretoria. Besides, he is the Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context at Ghent University. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor at Utrecht University and a guest professor at the University of Malta. Yves is co-founder of the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. His research focuses on both substantial and procedural issues before regional human rights adjudicators, especially the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Inhalt 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 Behind Bars
Tracing Vulnerability in Prison Populations Across Continents from a Multidisciplinary Perspective