Gender-based Violence and Discrimination in the Treatment of Persons Deprived of Liberty

Report focuses on issues of sexual violence against female and LGBTQI persons deprived of their liberty. It also addresses the issues of lack of adequate and humane health services to meet gender-specific needs, the shackling of pregnant women, and the splitting of the family unit, which are due, in part, to an over-incarceration of women and poorly constructed and ineffectively implemented laws and policies.

Author: 
Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School; Cornell International Human Rights Clinic; and University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic
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ICCPR, Human rights committee, the covenant, List of Issues Submissions, violence against women, prisoner's rights, LGBTQI, shackling pregnant women, Prison Rape Elimination Act

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