The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is looking for a volunteer to support the Team ‘Human Dignity and Public Security’. The volunteer will get an insight into and be involved in a number of projects on the prevention of torture and ill-treatment.
Human Dignity and Public Security
A big THANKS to all of you for your incredible support! Not only did we reach our funding goal but also we exceeded it.
Thanks also to our testimonials for sharing their words and ideas on the importance of a global cooperation platform; our partners HURIDOCS & LBG Open Innovation in Science Center, our Institute and anyone who contributed to our campaign.
Without all of you, we could not have made it!
Now, the work continues to bring the new Atlas of Torture to life.
Persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups of suspects in criminal proceedings. If they come into conflict with the law, they face a particularly high risk of not experiencing a fair trial. In many cases, their vulnerability due to their illness or disability is not identified in due time or not considered. Their procedural rights, particularly their right to information, their right to access a lawyer, and their right to medical assistance, in particular during deprivation of liberty, are often not adequately ensured.
The Handbook “Dignity at Trial”, which was elaborated during a two year pilot research project (2016-2018) assessing the implementation of the EC Recommendation on safeguards for vulnerable persons suspected or accused in criminal proceedings (2013/C 378/02) draws on broader involvement of professional stakeholders and persons with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities who have undergone criminal proceedings.
On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights highlights the need to improve access to information and strengthen cooperation to advance the fight against torture by launching a beta version of the Atlas of Torture.
The website launch is part of a large crowdfunding campaign. We need to raise 50,000€ until 13 July. Please support us to bring the Atlas of Torture to life!
Support via Startnext: https://www.startnext.com/en/atlas-of-torture
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) – together with the LBG 'Open Innovation in Science Centre’ – has launched a crowdfunding campaign to establish the Atlas of Torture - a website to advance together the global fight against torture and ill-treatment.
In order to be successful, we need your support! In 30 days we need to raise at least 50,000 EUR in order to establish a global cooperation platform aimed at raising awareness, collecting information and empowering people worldwide.
DIGNITY at TRIAL: Enhancing procedural safeguards for suspects with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities
Since 2009, the European Union (EU) has adopted a series of key measures on the rights of suspect and accused in criminal proceedings, such as on the right to information, the right to interpretation and translation, the right to access to a lawyer, the right to legal aid, the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at the trial, as well as safeguards for vulnerable persons suspected or accused.
From 22 to 23 March 2018, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will host its third expert meeting on developing an online tool on EU Member States’ compliance with international human rights law and fundamental rights. Moritz Birk (BIM) will attend to the panel.
The aim of this EU (DG Justice) financed project is to evaluate strategies and programmes which prevent, deter and counter radicalization in prison including detention centres in seven European countries. Here promising practice examples regarding de-radicalization, disengagement and rehabilitation programmes and risk assessment tools will be identified and analysed. Furthermore, the project enhances the exchange of knowledge between the participating countries.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) acts as a national partner and evaluates the Austrian situation by researching de-radicalization programmes and measures, including risk assessment tools and analysing them through a human rights perspective.