Join us for an all-day symposium focused on how countries around the world have used the UN Bangkok Rules to reduce the number of women in the criminal justice system and ensure women’s health and humane treatment during imprisonment. This symposium gathers leaders and advocates from around the world – for the first time – to discuss and share the innovative ways they have incorporated the UN Bangkok Rules to promote women’s rights in prisons. This is a rare opportunity to learn how the guidelines have been successfully applied in various countries, the impact of implementation, and how the Rules can and should be put into practice, especially in the U.S. Symposium speakers include:
Chontit Cheunurah (Thailand), Chief of Programme on the Implementation of the Bangkok Rules and Treatment of Offenders, Thailand Institute of Justice
Vicki Prais (UK), Policy and Programme Manager, Penal Reform International
Daniela Ancira and Mercedes Becker, (Mexico) Co-Founders of La Cana, Mexico City
Stephanie Covington (US), Center for Gender and Justice
Barbara Owen (US), Professor Emeritus, Department of Criminology, California State University, Collaborator with Thailand Institute of Justice
Denyys Odihiambo (Kenya), Human rights trainer, Kenyan Prison Service
Hannah McGlade (Western Australia) Nyungar human rights lawyer, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Curtin University
The SSA organizers of this symposium are Assistant Professor Gina Fedock and Daniela Ancira. This event has been sponsored by: The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the International Human Rights Law Clinic; School of Social Service Administration and SSA's Global Initiatives Committee and Smart Decarceration Project.
Speaker biographies are available on our website.
This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest 2019. Learn more at innofest.uchicago.edu.
* This event is free and open to the public.
* Registration is required to attend. However, seating is limited on a first come, first served basis; capacity of the SSA lobby is 250 people.
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