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Andrew Coyle

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781447362470

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447362470.001.0001

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Barbados and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Barbados and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

(p.152) 10 Barbados and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Prisons of the World

Andrew Coyle

Policy Press

In 2005 Glendairy Prison in Barbados was all but burned to the ground following a riot and its 900 or so prisoners were transferred to a former secret US naval base in a remote part of the island. A group of prisoners appealed to the Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) and the author was instructed by the Court to prepare an expert report on their conditions of detention. The chapter describes the difficulties which were placed in his way by the Barbadian government, how he was eventually able to gain access to the prison and the inhuman conditions he discovered there. The story then moves to the seat of the IACHR in Costa Rica where the author presented his findings to the court and where the court in due course delivered its decision.

Keywords:   Inter American Court of Human Rights, Barbados, Glendairy Prison, Riot, Inhuman conditions

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