UN Gives Major Boost to Prison Conditions with Adoption of Nelson Mandela Rules

December 22, 2015 - 10:28am

Thursday, December 17 2015, the plenary of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – to be known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’.

Download a copy of the Nelson Mandela Rules (available in multiple languages) here, and a marked version showing the substantive revisions to the Rules here.

Penal Reform International has produced a two-minute animation explaining the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), what they include, and what they mean for prison management. Watch the video here.