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These links go to organisations which publish or work on issues relevant for prison chaplaincy or the general well being of prisoners:

Church related

> Vatican
Official website of the Vatican, with all encyclicals, the Catechism, papal sermons etc.

> International Prison Chaplaincy Association
International ecumenical organisation of and for prison chaplains.

Research & Publications

> Centre for Prison Pastoral Studies
Ecumenical Centre for pastoral/Theological research and education on issies concerning prison chaplaincy. The Centre is an initiative of Tilburg School of Catholic Theology , Tilburg Law School (Tilburg University) and the Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam/Groningen)

> Justice Reflections
publishes papers linking christian ideas with matters of justice.

> Prison Studies
The International Centre for Prison Studies is an academic institute which assists to develop appropriate policies on prisons and the use of imprisonment.

United Nations

> United Nations
Official website of the UN Organisation.

> United Nations Organisation on Drugs and Criminality

> UN Committee against Torture

> Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Spanish website with digital library with reports and documents on human rights en prison situations.

Regional International Organizations

> African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Official Commission on the African Human and People’s Rights Treaty

> Asian Human Rights Commission

> Conseil de l’Europe
European organization to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

> European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

> European Court of Human Rights
Texts and case-law on human rights.

> Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Texts and case-law on human rights.

Non-Governmental Organizations

> Amnesty International
International NGO which supports political prisoners.

> Association for the Prevention of Torture
Swiss based international NGO which focuses on the prevention of torture and ill-treatment. With practical tools to download in several languages.

> Coalition of International Non-Governmental Organisations against Torture

> Inter-American Institute for Human Rights

> International Commission of Jurists

> International Committee of the Red Cross

> International Cure
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) is an international NGO grassroots organization.

> Fédération Internationale de l’Acat

> International Federation for Human Rights
Worldwide international federation of 178 human rights organisations to lobby.

> International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

> Penal Reform International
International operating NGO which addresses the rights of suspects, offenders and prisoners, and tries to develop alternatives for a just criminal justice system.