Why do prisoners have rights? The lessons of our history

Eleanor Rathbone Public Lecture Series
Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice
Baroness Vivien Stern CBE
Thursday 13 May, 5pm
Venue: Leslie Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Eleanor Rathbone Building, School of Sociology and Social Policy University of Liverpool
The post-war international human rights framework aimed to outlaw the enslavement, torture and killing of detained people. Has the framework delivered what its creators dreamed of? For the world’s ten million prisoners how real is the aspiration that “all persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity”?
Vivien Stern is Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies, King’s College, London; Honorary President of Penal Reform International; and a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. Her books include: Bricks of Shame: Britain’s Prisons and Creating Criminals: People and Prisons in a Market Society.
University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy In association with Democratic Audit

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