The European Prison Rules as a Standard Setter for European Prison Conditions

Organizer

Academy of European Law – ERA

Location

Online

Date

30 Nov 2020 - 01 Dec 2020

Time

All of the day

The European Prison Rules as a Standard Setter for European Prison Conditions

Objective

This online seminar, which forms part of a series of five co-funded by the European Commission on enhancing cross-border mutual legal assistance and recognition of decisions within the context of detention will focus on the European Prison Rules, which have and still are acting as a standard setter for European prison conditions, as well as the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT). Moreover, an overview of issues concerning actual prison conditions, as well as possible alternatives to imprisonment will be given and assessed.

Key topics

  • The Council of Europe’s, the European Prison Monitoring Centre’s and other international bodies’ work on improving prison conditions
  • The European Prison Rules, their current revision and the work of the CPT
  • Alternatives to imprisonment, good practices in prison management, matters of prison overcrowding, foreign nationals, juvenile detention and psychological issues for prisoners

 

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