PPD Working Group - NEWSLETTER MAY 2020



[coordinator: Simone Santorso]

May 2020 Neswletter


1. Research.

Brazilian prisons and Covid-19 or the tragedy foretold. By André R. Giamberardino, Maurício S. Dieter, Victor S. Dieter.

2. Events (webinars)

- Seminário Internacional: Emergência dos Direitos Humanos no cenário pandêmico (International Seminar: Emergence of Human Rights in the pandemic scenario) - 18th and 19th May.
- Imagining a world without prisons - 20th May.
- What is the state? Is it just another word for “the government”, or something more? - seminar series with multiple dates .
- Abolish ICE, Not Just a Slogan: Immigrant Justice in the Age of Coronavirus - 19th May 2020.


- Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece.
- INQUEST is calling for urgent and effective action to ensure access to justice for bereaved families, to improve prison safety, invest in community-based alternatives and reduce the prison population.
- Non-paper on the reform of the Common European Asylum System in the perspective of an EU migration and asylum policy .
- Prisons in Italy at the time of the Coronavirus.


• Women, Mobility and Incarceration. Love and Recasting of Self across the Bangladesh-India Border // COVID-19: what is happening in European prisons? // "On the same boat were five corpses”: European complicity in refoulements to Libya // Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology // Prisons and Community Corrections. Critical Issues and Emerging Controversies.

5.Film sessions.

Sections: It’s a class war; What gender of gender?; Just behind the bar; Borders and boundaries; Justice.