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Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules

Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules (Warsaw, Poland: OSCE, 2018).

This document provides guidance for the implementation of minimum standards for the treatment of people in prison. It incorporates existing international legal and practical tools, “soft law” principles and opinions of authoritative bodies, as well as promising national practice examples providing guidance for the interpretation and effective implementation of the revised Mandela Rules. Its intended audience is primarily prison staff, management and other relevant practitioners in prisons, and has been designed to help understand and implement the Mandela Rules in practice.

 

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