Preventive human rights monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry and welfare institutions
In their article, Ernst Berger and Caroline Paar offer an overview of the Austrian legal framework regarding monitoring visits to psychiatric hospitals or residential homes/groups for children and juveniles supervised by youth welfare services.
Under OPCAT, six commissions has been assigned with the mandate to visit places of detention as a preventive mechanism against torture and other forms of ill-treatment – to that effect, this includes the facilities mentioned above. The Authors discuss key issues of the monitoring process as well as the commission´s findings and recommendations.
Open access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40211-017-0244-z (in German only)
Buch: Preventive human rights monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry and welfare institutions
Autor_innen: Paar, Caroline; Berger, Ernst
Springer Verlag, 2017