Overcrowding in Prisons: A Health Risk in Need of (Re)consideration

Le Roux-Kemp, Andra (2013) Overcrowding in Prisons: A Health Risk in Need of (Re)consideration. Health Law Review, 21 (2). pp. 33-38. ISSN 1188-8725

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This note considers the conditions of overcrowding in prisons and/or detention facilities and inmates' health and well-being. The article consideres the the South African case Lee v Minister of Correctional Services (CCT 20/12) [2012] ZACC 30 (11 December 2012) and a case decided by the European Court of Human Rights, Kalashnikov v Russia [2002] ECHR 596 (2003) 36 EHRR 34. References are also made to how overcrowding in prisons in Canada, impact on the health and well-being of inmates. States responsibility to ensure that prisoners/detainees are kept under conditions that preserve their human dignity and meet their basic health rights and entitlements are emphasised in this article.

Keywords:Right to Health, Prisons
Subjects:M Law > M190 Law by Area not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:36614
Deposited On:19 Aug 2019 12:22

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