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”.
1. Meeting, 20.5.2020
Participants identify causes and challenges with regard to prison violence as well as the underlying causes and thus get a better understanding of prison violence and its various forms.
Please note that the event is not public – participation for invited experts only.