The European Prison Litigation Network (EPLN) is organising the international conference “Overcoming obstacles to the access of detained persons to rights and the judge: European perspectives” at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 6 and 7 December. The full programme can be found here. The conference, in which two of my Utrecht University colleagues are also involved, focuses on the following:
'The conference will be opened by Guido Raimondi, President of the Court. With the intervention of judges and members of the ECtHR, researchers, law practitioners and international specialists of the penal and penitentiary field.
During the conference, the situation of access to rights and to court of prisoners in 10 countries of the EU (Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdon) will be presented, as well as in the United States, Ukraine and Russia.
The discussion will also be articulated in several thematic sessions around such questions as the impact of austerity policies on the protection of rights in prison, counter-terrorism measures and their consequences on the defence of fundamental rights of detainees, or the mobilization and role of civil society players for overcoming the isolation of prisoners.'
Admission is free upon registration at: ECHRPrisonConference2018 at gmail.com .