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Human rights in prisons : comparing institutional encounters in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and the Philippines

Author: Andrew M Jefferson; Liv S Gaborit; Danish Institute against Torture (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"LIke many prisons around the world, those in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines are subject to the scrutiny and intervention of rights-based non-governmental organisations. This book compares encounters between prisons and NGOs, drawing particular attention to the variation in styles of intervention. It ultimately shows how prisons act on NGOs as much as NGOs act on prisons. The authors call for a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Jefferson; Liv S Gaborit; Danish Institute against Torture (Copenhagen, Denmark)
ISBN: 9781137433763 1137433760
OCLC Number: 895727848
Description: xi, 217 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introducing Human Rights in Prisons --
2. Encountering ourselves : a critically reflexive practice research project --
3. First encounters : accessing prisons --
4. Close encounters with prison staff --
5. Close encounters with prisoners --
6. Close encounters between prisoners and prison staff --
7. Critical encounters --
8. What encounters count? What matters?
Series Title: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology.
Responsibility: Andrew M. Jefferson and Liv S. Gaborit ; DIGNITY - Danish Institute against Torture, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Drawing on participatory action research conducted in Sierra Leone, Kosovo and the Philippines, Human Rights in Prisons analyses encounters between rights-based non-governmental organisations and  Read more...

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