COPCAT Shorts: Why Should Anyone Care about the Human Rights of Prisoners?

Presentation on ‘Why Should Anyone Care about the Human Rights of Prisoners’ delivered by Professor Nick Hardwick on 21 November 2018 in London as part of the University College London’s Global Governance Event Series.


Nick Hardwick is the Professor of Criminal Justice at Royal Holloway University in the United Kingdom. He acted as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales from 2010 to 2016, which formed a core part of the UK’s NPM under the OPCAT.

While the focus of the presentation was mainly on the rights of prisoners in the context of the United Kingdom, many of the issues covered could equally have rung true in the Canadian context.

The respected Canadian academic and lawyer, Dr Carla Ferstman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex’s School of Law, chaired this timely discussion.

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