Human Rights Council


Basia Rudnik

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Honorable Chairs, distinguished delegates,

The delegation of Chile is strongly aware of the fact that prisons in Chile for a long period of time didn’t meet the basic requirements of human rights. The prison conditions were very poor and many human rights organizations reported that violence including torture occurred in those institutions.

One of the biggest issues was the fact that prisons were overcrowded. At the end of September 2013, the government reported that 45,510 prisoners were in prisons designed to hold 41,034 inmates. Inadequate food, insufficient sanitary conditions and the poor medical services were also the cause of low standards in Chile prisons. It has also been reported by the government that the access to potable water was limited in several institutions. In many prisons there was a serious problem wi...

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