March 2012 The UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
The UK government is bound by the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This Convention protects the rights of all women, including women affected by the criminal justice system. Find out why it is relevant to women in the criminal justice system.
November 2011 - Human Rights Council
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process which involves a review of the Human rights records of all UN Member states once every four years. It provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations. A review of the United Kingdom was held in May- June 2012. The information on whichthe reviews are based generally submitted in the form of a national report from the country being examined but information is also provided by other relevant stakeholders.
September 2011 The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill
August 2009 What is the Corston Report?
Heard of the Corston Report but not sure what it is? Read the report, but need a recap? Want to know what the government has to say about women offenders? This two page briefing provides an introduction to the key points in the Corston review of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system.