Introduction: Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments

(2014) 31 Law in Context 1

9 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2014 Last revised: 17 Sep 2016

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Anita Mackay

La Trobe Law School

Julie Debeljak

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Bronwyn Naylor

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law; Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 30, 2014

Abstract

This chapter introduces an edited book which examines human rights in closed environments. The closed environments considered are prisons, police cells, forensic psychiatric institutions, closed mental health units, closed disability units and immigration detention centres. Many of the chapters contained in the edited book have been written by presenters at the Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments conference held in Melbourne in February 2012. The introduction argues that there are three strands to a strategic framework for implementing human rights in closed environments (a human rights-based regulatory framework, independent monitoring against human rights standards, and human rights culture change), and introduces each of the eight articles contained in the book, linking them to the three strands of the strategic framework.

Suggested Citation

Mackay, Anita and Debeljak, Julie and Naylor, Bronwyn, Introduction: Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments (September 30, 2014). (2014) 31 Law in Context 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2528300

Anita Mackay (Contact Author)

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

Julie Debeljak

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Bronwyn Naylor

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

Melbourne
Australia
+61 3 9925 1297 (Phone)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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