Nimba County Prison Inmates, Liberia

United Nations/Christopher Herwig photo from Regarding Rights blog

There is no justice system here!

13th May 2016

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Shane studied law and international studies as an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide between 2004 and 2010, with a year visit at the University of California, Los Angeles. During this period, Shane interned with the Centre for International Environmental Law in Washington, DC, and later with the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Centre in Bangkok in the area of indigenous peoples rights and development in Asia and the Pacific.

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In this Regarding Rights blog post, CIGJ’s Shane Chalmers recounts his visit to Liberia’s Central Prison, where most of the imprisoned are pre-trial detainees who have been ‘inside’ for months and years, many without access to legal representation or contact with the outside.

Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.

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