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Title: Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Available From: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b36e8.html
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/g1smr.htm
Description: This document was adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva in 1955, and approved by the Economic and Social Council by its resolution 663 C (XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2076 (LXII) of 13 May 1977. The principles outlined in the document were not intended to describe in detail a model system of penal institutions, rather they were meant to be the basis of good principle and practice in the treatment of prisoners and the management of institutions.

Scanned documents (.pdf) from all 11 conferences can be found at: United Nations Congresses on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. This web site is a collaborative archiving project between the American Society of Criminology (ASC) � Division of International Criminology and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Legal Citation: UN Doc. A/CONF/611, annex 1, ESC Res. 663C, (XXIV) (1957), UN ESCOR, Supp. No. 1, at 11, UN Doc. E/3048 (1957), amended by ESC Res. 2076, (LXII) (1977), UN ESCOR, Supp. No. 1, at 35, UN Doc. E/5988 (1977)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Criminal Law > Administration of Justice
Home > International Human Rights > Human Rights in the Administration of Justice
Keywords: administration of justice
POWs
prisoners of war
Language(s): English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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