On December 7th, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights is participating in a second online workshop of the South-East European NPM Network on ‘Strengthening the prevention of torture in South-East Europe: Monitoring safeguards in the first hours of police custody’. The event is hosted once more by the Croatian Ombudsman, in cooperation with the Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights and the Association for the Prevention of Torture and with the support of the Council of Europe European NPM Forum.
Human Dignity and Public Security
The Project “Open Research Behind Closed Doors” is assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on detainees with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. Following a multi-perspective approach, the project launched a blog post series on the Atlas of Torture exchange platform.
The EU legal instruments in the area of procedural rights in criminal proceedings are an important source of minimum standards for protection against arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and other human rights violations throughout the EU. The project contributes to an effective and human rights-compliant application of EU procedural directives and thus to strengthening mutual trust in the legal systems of the Member States. The results of the project will help to develop initiatives to strengthen the practical implementation of the directives.
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Associazione Antigone and the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has been hosting a virtual Conference on ‘Prison Monitoring Methodologies for National Preventive Mechanisms’ for EU NPMs, prison experts and researchers. The event is part of the EU Project ‘Working towards harmonized detention standards in the EU – the role of NPMs’.
On 5 November 2020, as part of the Global Campus/RPLF BIM project, the internal kick-off meeting and seminar on child participation in the research process will take place. The meeting will take place online and bring together international and national child rights experts.
In 2019, the first UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was published. The Study examined the compliance of states with international child rights standards on personal liberty of children and alternatives to its deprivation. It particularly focused on the extent to which consideration has been given to alternative measures to deprivation of liberty prior to the placement of a child in any custodial setting. (read the UN Global Study online)