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Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of PrisonersStandard RulesAdministration of justice/detention/imprisonmentOther UN body or conferenceFirst United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders,UN Economic and Social CouncilApproved by ECOSOC resolutions 663 C (XXIV) and 2076 (LXII)1955-09-03"It was not until the Fifth UN Congress in 1975, however, that Canada's Delegation officially endorsed the SMRs, by agreeing to consider embodying them within both federal and provincial legislative frameworks." - From Correctional Service Canada government website (www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/pblct/rht-drt/07-eng.shtml accessed September 24, 2015). These standard minimum rules were more recently endorsed in UNGA resolutions A/RES/69/192 (2014), A/RES/68/190 (2013), and A/RES/67/188 (2012), each adopted without a vote.Document - 01 (www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/TreatmentOfPrisoners.aspx) - EnglishDocument - 02 (www.ohchr.org/FR/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/TreatmentOfPrisoners.aspx) - FrenchDocument - 03 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-02-02-02-02-077.pdf) - EnglishDocument - 04 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-02-02-02-02-174.pdf) - French