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Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners

United Nation, NYC 10/07/2015 On October 7th Shia Rights Watch attended a high-level UN event on the implementation of the Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners. The Mandela Rules are a revision of the 1955 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. These non-binding guidelines for how states …

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Children in Bahrain: From Playground to Prison

A side event co-hosted by Shia Rights Watch, Sentinel Human Rights Defenders and Freemuslim Association Friday 19 June 2015 at 17.00-18.30 Room XXII, Palais des Nations United Nations Headquarters in Geneva Since early 2011, the Bahraini government has engaged in an unprecedented campaign to criminalize freedom of speech and expression, …

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