Message from the Chair
I would first like to convey my warmest wishes for your health and happiness in this new year. Since we are not scheduled to release the next newsletter until mid-March, I thought I should provide an update on some items of interest to our network members.
Regarding membership, the Expert Network on External Prison Oversight and Human Rights now boasts 65 members from 20 countries! Thank you for supporting this initiative and for spreading the word.
The next International Corrections and Prisons Association
(ICPA) conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 27th - November 1st 2019
. Please mark your calendars for this event. It would be wonderful if the network had a significant presence at the conference. If you are planning on attending and wish to present, you need to
submit your proposal online before April 30, 2019 - and please let us know if you do!
Ideally, we would like to hold one plenary and one panel on prison oversight and human rights at the upcoming ICPA conference.
If you would like to be a panelist, please contact me and we will help to coordinate submissions.
The plan is to also host two meetings during the conference: one with representatives of external oversight agencies, and a broader meeting on correctional oversight and human rights open to anyone from and outside the network.
Further information about the conference and submission procedures can be found here: