ERIC Number: ED342888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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[United Nations Resolutions. Resolution on Prison Education. Resolution on Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners. Resolution on Criminal Justice Education.]
United Nations, New York, NY.
This document contains three United Nations resolutions that emphasize the role and practice of prison education. The three resolutions were adopted in 1990: (1) the Economic and Social Council Resolution 1990/20 on prison education; (2) the General Assembly Resolution 45/111 on basic principles for the treatment of prisoners; and (3) General Assembly Resolution 45/122 on criminal justice education. The first resolution affirms the right of everyone to education and recommends that member states promote prison education in the following ways: raising the educational level of prison personnel; focusing on resocialization, literacy, and vocational training; and developing policies that aim at developing the whole person. The second resolution sets out 11 principles for treatment of prisoners, including the following: respecting them as human beings, avoiding discrimination, respecting religious and cultural beliefs, and providing access to employment training and health services. The third resolution encourages the development of criminal justice education, research, and publications. It advocates increased use of education in crime prevention and collaboration between criminal justice and educational agencies. Activities for the Secretary-General are also outlined. (NLA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY.