Taking Action on Human Rights in Sierra Leone’s Prisons

RWI has just completed a week-long Human Rights Action Planning Workshop with the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) under the Institute’s new partnership in the country with SLCS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event  saw managers from all 19 of Sierra Leone’s correctional centres, as well as regional commanders and headquarters directors,…

Istanbul Office

We have maintained cooperation with institutions in Turkey since 1996, initiating more permanent cooperation in 2007 around human rights education for justice sector institutions, universities and NGOs. Read more about our work in Turkey. Staff in Istanbul Ilhami Alkan Olsson Director of Turkey office Ismail Alacaoğlu Senior Programme Associate Seda Alp Senior Programme Officer Gamze Rezan Sarışen…

High-level Ceremony in Tunis to Launch Child Victim Research

RWI’s regional office in Amman held a high-level ceremony last week to launch a new Tunisian comparative research study titled “Protecting the rights of the child victim in the criminal justice system from the perspective of international standards.” The objective of the study is to bring forward applicable judicial recommendations and solutions based on informed…

Researching Human Rights in Sierra Leone’s Prisons

RWI recently entered into a new partnership with the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to increase compliance with international human rights standards in the Sierra Leonean correctional system. The first activity in the project has just been completed: a week in Freetown’s Pademba Road Prison during which a team…