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Kenya Probation Service: Human Rights Training

RWI’s Nairobi office recently undertook the first ever known probation service human rights audit, in cooperation with the Kenya Probation and Aftercare Service (KPAS). The audit was measured according to the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules on Non-Custodial Measures (Tokyo Rules) and the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for…

Kenyan Prison Training

First of a Kind Training for Kenyan Prison Staff

The RWI office in Nairobi was invited last week by the Commandant (Director) of the Prison Staff Training College (PSTC) in Kenya to, for the first time, train prison staff instructors on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Nine highly experienced Human Rights Officers from different prisons in the country delivered…

Kenyan prison service

New Steps Taken in Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programme

The fifth Steering Committee Meeting on Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programmes on strengthening Correctional Services was held recently in Lund. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the development co-operation programmes in the area of correctional services reforms in Kenya. RWI’s Kenya Programme has focused on human rights in correctional services in Kenya since 2012 through…

New Publication: Human Rights Are Good Corrections

The journal, “Advancing Corrections: Journal of the International Corrections and Prisons Association,” has published an article on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s (RWI) and Kenyan Prison Service’s (KPS) work to embed the so-called Mandela Rules and human rights into daily correctional practice in the country’s correction facilities. The article, “Human rights are good corrections: A partnership…