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  1. Dignity and Safety in Restrictive Detention Regimes
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    Dignity and Safety in Restrictive Detention Regimes

    Detention is already a severe restriction of a person’s freedom. But some detainees are subject to even greater restrictions during their time in custody.

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  2. Ageing and Detention
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    Ageing and Detention

    Although all older people have the same basic needs, failure to meet these needs – and the additional needs that arise in detention – can have particularly severe consequences, and t... [Learn more]

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  3. Professional Standards for Protection Work (2018 abridged edition)
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    Professional Standards for Protection Work (2018 abridged edition)

    This abridged version of Professional Standards for Protection Work (third edition), published alongside the full version, is aimed at humanitarian and human rights actors engaged in protection ... [Learn more]

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  4. Professional Standards for Protection Work
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    Professional Standards for Protection Work

    Professional Standards for Protection Work (third edition) constitutes a set of minimum but essential standards aimed at ensuring that protection work carried out by human rights and humanitaria... [Learn more]

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  5. Health Systems and Needs Assessment in Prisons - Practical Guide and Toolkit
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    Health Systems and Needs Assessment in Prisons - Practical Guide and Toolkit

    This booklet provides detailed practical guidance and contains a set of tools for carrying out a comprehensive assessment of the health system and health-related needs throughout a penitentiary ... [Learn more]

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  6. Sexual Violence in Detention
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    Sexual Violence in Detention

    In this document, the ICRC examines sexual violence specifically in relation to people deprived of their liberty.

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  7. Ensuring Respect for the Life and Dignity of Persons Deprived of their Liberty
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    Ensuring Respect for the Life and Dignity of Persons Deprived of their Liberty

    This leaflet briefly describes the most important aspects of the work done by the ICRC to assist and protect persons deprived of their freedom during situations of violence, including armed conflic... [Learn more]
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  8. Protecting People Deprived of their Liberty
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    Protecting People Deprived of their Liberty

    A comprehensive overview of the specific ICRC techniques and procedures used to assess living conditions and treatment of prisoners in places of detention. [Learn more]
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  9. Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide
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    Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide

    This booklet will be of great assistance to health authorities, prison authorities and all those responsible for the provision of health care in prisons who seek to maintain or improve the health o... [Learn more]
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  10. Children and Detention
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    Children and Detention

    Detention for adults can be stressful and dangerous. For children, it can be even worse. This booklet explains the hardships that children face when they or their relatives are held in detention. [Learn more]
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  11. Health Care in Detention (posters)
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    Health Care in Detention (posters)

    The posters cover medical confidentiality, treating detainees first and foremost as patients, providing health care on the basis of need, and treating detainees without discrimination. [Learn more]
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  12. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons: Supplementary Guidance
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    Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons: Supplementary Guidance

    A practical handbook covering the architecture, engineering, design and operation of prisons. [Learn more]
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  13. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons
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    Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons

    Expertise acquired by ICRC engineers regarding environmental engineering in prisons. [Learn more]
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  14. Dignity in Detention (posters)
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    Dignity in Detention (posters)

    A set of six posters promoting respect for the dignity of people in detention. [Learn more]
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  15. Hotline: Assistance for Journalists on Dangerous Assignments
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    Hotline: Assistance for Journalists on Dangerous Assignments

    The ICRC operates a hotline enabling journalists, their families and the media organizations they work for to request assistance if they are wounded, detained or missing. [Learn more]
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  16. Towards Humane Prisons
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    Towards Humane Prisons

    The design of any building profoundly affects how we feel and act within it. This publication provides guiding principles on prison planning and design.

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