Jeremy Sarkin

Jeremy Sarkin is the Visiting Professor of International Human Rights and Senior Professor of Law at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Administration of Justice: Comparative Perspectives and Carrots and Sticks: The TRC and the South African Amnesty Process.

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Prisons are always a key focus of those interested in human rights and the rule of law. Human Rights in African Prisons looks at the challenges African governments face in dealing with these issues. Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

“(T)his is a lucid, well-informed and compelling overview of the critical issues in African correctional institutions.…essential reading for African scholars, legal experts, human rights workers, and even informed, socially-conscious general readers, and thus is a must for any academic library.”

African Studies Quarterly