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In detention: the humane way

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Summary

Around the world millions of people live behind bars. But whatever the reason for their imprisonment, they have the right to be held in humane conditions, free from ill-treatment and torture. The ICRC has been working in places of detention since 1915, today visiting 500,000 detainees in some 80 countries every year. This film offers unique insight into how the organization works, exploring its relations with prison authorities and the importance of confidential interviews carried out with the detainees themselves.

Details

Running time:
18 min
Original version:
ENG
Reference:
V-F-CR-F-01052
Copyright:
ICRC