In their article, Ernst Berger and Caroline Paar offer an overview of the Austrian legal framework regarding monitoring visits to psychiatric hospitals or residential homes/groups for children and juveniles supervised by youth welfare services.
Under OPCAT, six commissions has been assigned with the mandate to visit places of detention as a preventive mechanism against torture and other forms of ill-treatment – to that effect, this includes the facilities mentioned above. The Authors discuss key issues of the monitoring process as well as the commission´s findings and recommendations.
Open access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40211-017-0244-z (in German only)
Buch: Preventive human rights monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry and welfare institutions
Autor_innen: Paar, Caroline; Berger, Ernst
Springer Verlag, 2017