Required under the optional protocol to UN’s torture convention, National Preventive Mechanisms are required to monitor criminal detention. The meeting kicks off the creation of an EU-specific network of NPMs, within a wider pre-existing network from across Europe. The Council of Europe is taking this initiative together with the European Commission to improve EU cross-border justice. The Vienna-based Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Agency are contributing to the process.
European network to improve monitoring of criminal detention
Representatives of National Preventive Mechanisms from across Europe will meet in Strasbourg from 4 to 5 April.