Prisoners' rights

The rights of civilian and military prisoners are governed by both national and international law. International conventions include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the United Nations' Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,[1] and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Visitation rules at Alcatraz

Rights and advocacy by countryEdit



North AmericaEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Howard Davis (2003), "Prisoners' rights", Human rights and civil liberties, Taylor & Francis, p. 157, ISBN 978-1-84392-008-3

External linksEdit

Organizations working for prisoners' rights: