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Online Workshop NPM Network: ‘Strengthening the prevention of torture in South-East Europe

On 12–13 October, the Ludwig Boltzmann Insitute of Fundamental and Human Rights will participate in the online workshop ‘Strengthening the prevention of torture in South-East Europe: Monitoring safeguards in the first hours of police custody’ hosted by the Croatian National Preventive Mechanism on the occasion of the Croatian Chairmanship of the South-East European NPM Network.

During the Workshop, NPMs from the SEE area and other international experts will discuss how to effectively monitor the implementation of safeguards against torture in the first hours of police custody and will have the opportunity for a peer to peer exchange on promising practices. 

Expert Giuliana Monina, Head of the Human Dignity and Public Security Department, will contribute with a presentation on challenges and promising practices that emerged from a survey conducted among the NPMs of the SEE Network and from recent research findings.

The Workshop is organised 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.

To learn more about our Institute’s work on procedural rights and how they can be strengthen see our latest publication on the issue:


Monday, 12. October 2020 - 8:00 to Tuesday, 13. October 2020 - 16:00