Dealing with a legal system in a foreign country can be very daunting. Prisoners Abroad's factsheets on the legal process and human rights issues can be a useful starting point to understanding how things work.

Expulsion from an EU state


Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office policy on clemency

Making complaints to human rights bodies

Prisoners' Rights and the Legal Process

Terrorism and human rights

Torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

Trials in absentia

Please note, the information in these factsheets should not be taken as a substitute for advice from a legal professional qualified in the country of arrest.