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Publication: Strengthening the rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings – The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Strengthening the rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings – The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Procedural safeguards – particularly during the first hours of custody – are key to ensure the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings and to prevent torture. 

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in cooperation with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Hungary), Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland), and Peace Institute (Slovenia) has published a Guidebook focusing on how NHRIs can contribute to the strengthening of these rights.
The Guidebook was drafted in the framework of the EU funded project “Strengthening the rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings – The role of National Human Rights Institutions”. 

Based on the findings of the numerous project consultations conducted with NHRIs and NPMs, the Guidebook provides an overview of the EU standards on procedural rights of suspects and accused as well as concrete tools and good practice examples that NHRIs can use to strengthen procedural safeguards.

This Guidebook, as well as other related publications, are also available on https://www.atlas-of-torture.org/en/.

 

Monina, Giuliana
Katona, Nora
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
2019