Revising the Standard Minimum Rules for the treatment of prisoners: Amnesty International briefing recommending inclusion of 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' as prohibited grounds for discrimination in prisons

Revising the Standard Minimum Rules for the treatment of prisoners: Amnesty International briefing recommending inclusion of 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' as prohibited grounds for discrimination in prisons

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Index AI : IOR 41/030/2012
Date de publication : 23 novembre 2012

Amnesty International is submitting this briefing to the 2nd Meeting Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Group on the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR). The purpose of this briefing is to highlight a single issue: the need to include ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ as prohibited grounds for discrimination in any widening of the list of prohibited grounds currently in Rule 6(1) of the SMR.


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