This standard is also known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ and is a landmark update of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners first adopted in 1955 and the result of five years of negotiations among Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), including UNODC, civil society groups and independent experts and consultants. (October 2015)

Author
UNODC, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publisher
UNODC
Date of Publication

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