Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

The Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners were adopted on  August 30, 1955 by the United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held in Geneva.

The Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and the management of penal institutions set out what is generally accepted as being good principle and practice in the treatment of prisoners.  Therefore it is not legally binding, but they provide guidelines for international and domestic law regarding persons held in prisons and other forms of custody.

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