Open Society Voices
A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.
In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. Photographer Benedicte Kurzen discusses attempts to address this vast waste of human life.
Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.