Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa


Prisoner's Rights

The rights of prisoners are given minimal attention in African Countries. This neglect is because in most countries, prisoners are considered outcasts in society, and little attention is paid to their welfare. This neglect is compounded by the fact that very little is known about minimum standards for the treatment of persons in prison.

The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa works with other human rights organizations with interests in prisoner’s rights and with prison officials to promote the rights of prisoners in Africa. We do this by promoting legal aid for prisoners and persons in detention, HIV and AIDS awareness in prisons, promoting prisons visiting scheme for next-of-kin, education and training for prisoners and prisons officers, advocacy for prison reform policies and workshops on prison rehabilitation.


Dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights and the promotion of democracy as a political culture in Africa.



Box 524 Buea,
Fako Division
Tel: 237-33026975