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BIM position no. 9 | 2017: The government's work program on ankle monitors for "perpetrators" and "return centers"

BIM Position Nr. 9: Zum Arbeitsprogramm der Regierung betreffend Fußfesseln für „Gefährder_innen“ sowie „Rückkehrzentren“

The Austrian government recently agreed on measures that involve direct interference with individuals’ rights to liberty. Amongst others, so called “Gefährder” (individuals considered to be a threat to public safety) and rejected asylum seekers are affected.

In this current BIM Position, we examine these measures from a human rights perspective, exploring the link between the rule of law principle and considerations of public security.

Currently the BIM Position No. 9 is only available in German.