Journals Higher Education
Important We hope you are enjoying our new website. More information about the changes



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 13 August 2009

750 Pages


ISBN: 9780199215072

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AJ)

The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Third Edition

Nigel Rodley
Matt Pollard

  • New edition of the groundbreaking book on the human rights of prisoners and detainees
  • The only book that addresses the treatment of prisoners worldwide
  • Comprehensive and critical analysis of the many developments in the field in the last ten years, including the measures taken by the US in the wake of 9/11 and its war against terror
  • Written by the undisputed expert in the field

New to this Edition:

  • Major new developments reflected in the new edition: - the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - Convention aganst Disappearances - Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (establishing preventive machinery to visit people deprived of freedom) - 'General Comments 29 and 31' of the Human Rights Committee on, respectively, states of emergency and on the basic obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - 'General Comment 2' of the Committee against Torture - Extensive case law of both Committees, the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the International Court of Justice - Some landmark national decisions, especially from the UK and the US, are also included New material: +/- 20%.

Also of Interest