Punishment Before Trial: Prison Conditions in Venezuela

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And recommendations -- Overview of the prison system -- Overcrowding and the failure of the criminal justice system -- Living conditions -- Prisoner-on-prisoner violence -- Abuses by civilian and military guards -- Medical services and facilities -- Contacts with the outside -- Work and other activities -- Women prisoners.
 

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Page 101 - States Parties condemn discrimination against women in all its forms, agree to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating discrimination against women...
Page 26 - ... every child deprived of liberty shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person, and in a manner which takes into account the needs of persons of his or her age.
Page xiv - Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment...
Page 32 - It shall not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody, but release may be subject to guarantees to appear for trial, at any other stage of the judicial proceedings, and, should occasion arise, for execution of the judgement.
Page 101 - All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law. In this respect, the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection against discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Page 101 - To refrain from engaging in any act or practice of discrimination against women and to ensure that public authorities and institutions shall act in conformity with this obligation; e.
Page 26 - In particular, every child deprived of liberty shall be separated from adults unless it is considered in the child's best interest not to do so...
Page xv - Parties shall ensure that: a. no child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below eighteen years of age; b.
Page xiv - The penitentiary system shall comprise treatment of prisoners the essential aim of which shall be their reformation and social rehabilitation. Juvenile offenders shall be segregated from adults and be accorded treatment appropriate to their age and legal status.
Page xiv - All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.

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