ICRC visits to detainees. The how, the what and the why.

17 July 2015

The ICRC visits hundreds of thousands of detainees all over the world. Year in, year out. But what happens during a "detention visit"? And why do we visit detainees anyway? This video gives a peek behind the scenes as an ICRC team visits a prison.


 A 60-year-old set of rules outlining minimum standards for prisoner treatment have been given an overhaul and a new name following a four-year revision process led by the UN. They are now called the "Mandela Rules." Read more about this topic on the ICRC's Intercross Blog: New "Mandela Rules" aim to improve detainee treatment