Prisoners are a uniquely vulnerable social group and protecting them from oppressive states has given rise to a complex web of standards generated by a variety of international mechanisms and processes. Protecting Prisoners examines the most detailed and far-reaching set of custodial standards yet devised--those of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)---and relates them to those of other European and United
Nations bodies. The book also examines the reaction of selected Council of Europe member states---Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom---to the application of those standards
in CPT reports. This dual perspective provides a critical insight into the degree to which the development of international human rights law is having a practical impact on the situation of prisoners.
`... provides a critical insight into the degree to which the development of international human rights law is having a practical impact on the situation of prisoners.'
Organization Studies 22 April 2001
`Preventing Torture is an excellent series of papers ... expertly collected and interrelated, dealing with the specific problem of the mistreatment of prisoners and others held in detention. ... Not only a useful supplement to existing texts, but also an invaluable addition to the ongoing debate surrounding the mistreatment of all classes of prisoners.'
Steve Foster, British Journal of Criminology
`The two volumes represent the crowning achievement of a decade of exemplary practically-oriented scholarship by Professors Morgan and Evans... Protecting Prisoners is a well thought through and coherent volume.'
1: Malcolm Evans and Rod Morgan: The CPT: An Introduction
2: Rod Morgan and Malcolm Evans: CPT Standards: An Overview
3: Wolfgang Peukert: The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and the European Convention on Human Rights
4: Jim Murdoch: CPT Standards within the Context of the Council of Europe
5: Walter Suntinger: CPT and Other International Standards
6: Eric Prokosch: Amnesty International's 12-point Programme for the Prevention of Torture: An Example of NGO Standard Setting
7: Stephan Parmentier: The Validity and Impact of CPT Standards with Regard to Belgium
8: Roland Bank: The CPT in France
9: Agnes Kover: A Critical Review of the CPT's Visit to Hungary
10: Piet Van Reenan: Inspection and Quality Control: The CPT in The Netherlands
11: Semih Gemalmaz: The CPT and Turkey
12: Stephan Shaw: The CPT's Visits to the United Kingdom