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21st Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Agenda item 8: Use and application of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice

, Index number: IOR 40/011/2012

In this joint statement Amnesty International, the Center for Legal and Social Studies, Conectas Direitos Humanos, the Corporacion Humanas, the Friends World Committee for Consultation and Penal Reform International would like to stress the importance the organizations ascribe to the process of Review of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. The organizations welcome the draft resolution based on the recommendations of the Open-ended Inter-governmental Expert Group which met in January/February 2012.

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