Dalhousie Law Journal


legal adviser, Amnesty International, human rights, torture, death, international law, prisoners


As Legal Adviser to Amnesty International, Mr. Rodley is well aware of the numerous occasions on which prisoners and detainees in a variety of countries suffer inhumane treatment, often involving torture or even death. As a contribution to the UNESCO series New Challenges in International Law he has produced this study of The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law seeking to show the extent to which international legal regulation attempts to protect such persons, either by way of the general rules concerning human rights or by way of specific regulations and studies carried out under the auspices of international organizations.