On 23 June 2017, the Human Rights Advisory Board in Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organised a round table on “Common Efforts of State Bodies and Civil Society for Torture Prevention”, which took place in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. As part of the EU Project “Promotion of Rule of Law in Kyrgyzstan”, the round table aimed at discussing obstacles related to the prevention of torture and at considering the role of state bodies and civil society actors in their efforts to respond to torture allegations not only individually, but also in a coordinated way.
Human Dignity and Public Security
Joint Statement to the European Committee on Legal Co-Operation of the Council of Europe on the codification of European Rules for the Conditions of Administrative Detention of Migrants
The Kyrgyz President Almasbek Atambajew honored the project consortium represented by team leader Stefanos Kareklas for the successes in the implementation of the EU project Promotion of the respect of Rule of Law with particular emphasis on Transparency and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan. With the support of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the BIM on behalf of Austria is part of a consortium of EU Member States led by the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ). Since 2014 the BIM has been working on strengthening the capacities and efficiency of control and supervisory functions of relevant governmental institutions such as the Public Prosecutor's Office, Parliament, the Ministry of Justice and the Ombudsman.
Ceren Uysal represents the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights at the current conference on "Justice and Rights in Turkey". There she speaks in her role as attorney at the Forum in Istanbul.
The program is attached (only available in italian). Further information can be found here.
Under the title "Justice and justice in a system of injustice - the scope and limits of legal action", this year's day of the right was held in Vienna on 11 May 2017. Host was minister of justice Wolfgang Brandstetter.
Dr. Hannes Tretter took part in the panel discussion "The Staging of the Crisis" for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights.
On the 24th May at 14.20, as part of the side events to the 26th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, in conjunction with the European External Actions Service, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the International Organisations in Vienna, and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations have organised an event entitled: Exploring the potential of cross-border cooperation in criminal matters: From non-custodial provisions to monitoring mechanisms.
On 1 June 2017, Gerrit Zach will present the “Findings from the ERA-BIM Study on the future of mutual trust and the prevention of ill-treatment: how to improve judicial cooperation and the engagement of national preventive mechanisms” at the seminar organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA) on "Improving Detention Conditions at EU level" in Trier/Germany.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights has recently become a member of the LEAP (Legal Experts Advisory Panel) Network. “LEAP is an EU-wide network of experts in criminal justice and human rights which works to promote fair and effective judicial cooperation within Europe” and is coordinated by Fair Trials.
National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) from the EU and Council of Europe Member States met in Strasbourg on 4-5 April 2017 for the launching conference of the EU NPM network, a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. Representatives of the SPT, the CPT, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, OSCE/ODIHR and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions were also present.