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On this page you will find an overview of all research projects of the LBI-GMR.

Current Projects

  • Albania: Supporting the Ombudsman Board and Promoting Human Rights

    The aims of this twinning project are, a.o., to contribute to democratising society and ensuring good governance in Albania.

  • Assistance to Commissions 3 and 4 of the Ombudsmen Board

    The commissions of the Ombudsman Board carry out monitoring visits throughout the country and have unrestricted access to all places of deprivation of liberty and facilities for persons with disabilities. Furthermore, they can observe all measures of administrative command and coercive power. The office of Commission 4 resides at the LBI-GMR.

  • Atlas of Torture: An Information and Cooperation Platform to Fight Torture and Ill-Treatment World-wide

    Atlas of Torture aims to strengthen organizations and individuals in their work in the global fight against torture and ill-treatment.

  • EUROPE: COVID-19 and the European Social Charter – an arena for the European welfare state debate

    Against the background of the European Social Charter, the project analyzes the measures taken by selected European countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis and their impact on the welfare state debate.

  • FLIGHTRISK: Assessing the risk of flight during pre-trial detention

    The project examines the most common reason for pre-trial detention in five EU member states: flight risk. The aim of the project is to identify and debunk causes for the increased ordering of pre-trial detention.

  • From law to practice: Strengthening procedural rights in police custody (ProRPC)

    Following on from a previous project, this one is intended to close the gaps with regard to the practical implementation of the EU procedural guidelines.

  • JUSTICE FOR ALL: Enhancing the Rights of Defendants and Detainees with Intellectual and/or Psychosocial Disabilities. EU Cross-Border Transfers, Detention and Alternatives

    The project aims to strengthen the rights of persons with intellectual and/or psychosocial impairments who are deprived of their liberty in a criminal context.

  • KYRGYZSTAN: The Rule of Law Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic – 2nd phase (ROLPRO 2)

    This project is a follow-up project to further support the Kyrgyz government in its efforts to improve the judicial system and strengthen the rule of law.

  • NORTH MACEDONIA: EU Support for Rule of Law in North Macedonia

    The project aims to support Northern Macedonia on its path to the EU. It covers the justice sector, law enforcement, the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights.

  • Personal liberty of children in Austria revisited: Achieving impact through comprehensive national follow-up to the UN Global Study on Children deprived of Liberty

    The project addresses the question to what extent recommendations of the world’s first study on deprivation of liberty of children, the “UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty” have already been implemented in Austria and where further action is needed.

  • Sida Framework Agreement for Democracy and Human Rights

    The LBI-GMR is consulting Sida headquarters (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) in Stockholm and Swedish embassies worldwide in the areas of democratic governance and human rights.

  • The Concept of Vulnerability in a Human Rights Context

    The aim of the research project is to conduct a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the concept of vulnerability from a human rights perspective based on empirical research.

  • Training Curriculum on Fundamental Rights for Judgeship Trainees

    In the course of the project, candidates for judicial office (RiAA) are taught human rights content relevant to their examinations, which is intended to prepare them for their future careers.

  • Vienna “Human Rights City” – Process Consulting

    Since 2016, the LBI-GMR has been supporting the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna in the development and concretization of individual measures in diverse areas, including participation, social inclusion and distributive justice, police and security policy as well as education.

Completed Projects Since 2004

You can find a list of our completed projects since 2004 in our project archive.