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Human Dignity and Public Security

Human Dignity and Public Security

EAW-ALT: Addressing the overuse of pre-trial detention and the disproportionate use of EAW with alternative cross-border mechanisms

Pre-trial detention is intended to be used as a measure of last resort, however the European Union (EU) is facing a long-standing crisis of prison overcrowding which undermines mutual trust and the functioning and legality of mutual recognition instruments like the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The project aimed to address issues related to detention pre- and post-trial and to raise awareness about the availability of alternatives.

Expert meeting: NPM Standards – Preventing violence in prisons

As part of the NPM Standards Project, an expert meeting on the prevention of violence in prisons was planned, in cooperation with the Austrian Ombudsman Board, from 6 to 7 May in Vienna. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and measures, the event had to be cancelled. It will now take place online.

Members from National Preventive Mechanisms of European Member States, researchers and practitioners will discuss how international prison standards in relation to violence reduction can be monitored and implemented better.

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Wien

Expert meeting: NPM Standards – Requests, complaints and the right to information in prisons

As part of the NPM Standards Project, an expert meeting on requests, complains and the right to information in prisons will be held in Budapest from 17 to 18 March. Members from National Preventive Mechanisms of European Member States will discuss how international prison standards can be monitored and implemented better.

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Budapest

NPM: Towards harmonised detention standards in the EU – Workshop in Rome, Italy

NPM: Towards harmonised detention standards in the EU – Workshop in Rome, Italy

Within the scope of the project „Towards harmonised detention standards in the EU – the role of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPM)” the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organised a workshop in Rome, Italy (27th and 28th of Jannuary 2020), in cooperation with its project partner the Associazione Antigone.

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