10 Feb 2017 by Ludwig Boltzmann

BIM position no. 9 | 2017: The government’s work program on ankle monitors for “perpetrators” and “return centers”

The Austrian government recently agreed on measures that involve direct interference with individuals’ rights to liberty. Amongst others, so called “Gefährder” (individuals considered to be a threat to public safety) and rejected asylum seekers are affected.

In this current BIM Position, we examine these measures from a human rights perspective, exploring the link between the rule of law principle and considerations of public security.

Currently the BIM Position No. 9 is only available in German.

a. BIM Position Nr. 9: Zum Arbeitsprogramm der Regierung betreffend Fußfesseln für „Gefährder_innen“ sowie „Rückkehrzentren“