Preventing and responding to all forms of intimidation and violence in places of detention is primarily a State responsibility. The safety of prisoners, staff, service providers and visitors must be ensured at all times. For instance, if prison staff fail to act with due diligence to prevent violence between prisoners, this may result in torture or ill-treatment.
However, most forms of violence (self-directed, against other prisoners, against prison staff and vice versa) occur regularly in prisons across the EU.
A series of 3 online meetings replaces planned workshops
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights invites Representatives of EU-NPMs, Prison Experts and Researchers to a series of three online expert meetings on Monitoring Prison Violence, which takes place within the framework of the EU DG Justice project “Working towards harmonized detention standards in the EU – the role of NPMs”.
2. Meeting, 27.5.2020
Participants are aware of innovative methods to identify factors which contribute to an improvement of life in prisons and a reduction of prison violence.
Please note that the event is not public – participation for invited experts only.