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Principles Of European Prison Law And Policy

Author : Dirk van Zyl Smit
ISBN : 9780191018824
Genre : Law
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In recent years European prison law and policy have emerged as a force to be reckoned with. This book explores its development and analyses the penological and human rights foundations on which it is based. It examines the findings of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the recommendations of the Council of Europe, and the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. From these sources it makes the general principles that underlie European prison law and policy explicit, emphasising the principle of using imprisonment as a last resort and the recognition of prisoners' rights. The book then moves on to apply these principles to conditions of imprisonment, regimes in prison, contacts between prisoners and the outside world, and the maintenance of good order in prisons. The final chapter of the book considers how European prison law and policy could best be advanced in future. The authors argue that the European Court of Human Rights should adopt a more proactive approach to ensuring that imprisonment is used only as a last resort, and that a more radical interpretation of the existing provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights will allow it to do so. It concludes that the growing cooperation on prison matters within Europe bodes well for the increased recognition of prisoners' rights across Europe. In spite of some countervailing voices, Europe should increasingly be able to give an international lead in a human rights approach to prison law and policy in the same way it has done with the abolition of the death penalty.

The Local Relevance Of Human Rights

Author : Koen De Feyter
ISBN : 9781139501552
Genre : Political Science
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Do human rights offer real protection when disadvantaged groups invoke them at the local level in an attempt to improve their living conditions? If so, how can we make sure that the experiences of those invoking human rights at the local level have an impact on the further development of human rights (at national and other levels) so that the local relevance of human rights increases? Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948, numerous international documents have reaffirmed human rights as global norms. This book examines what factors determine whether appeals to human rights that emanate from the local level are successful, and whether the UDHR adequately responds to threats as currently defined by relevant groups or whether a revision of some of the ideas included in the UDHR is needed in order to increase its contemporary relevance.

Offender Supervision In Europe

Author : Fergus McNeill
ISBN : WISC:89124290313
Genre : Law
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For the last thirty years or so, penal theorists and researchers have been preoccupied with mass incarceration. This book focuses on the neglected area of offender supervision which has developed rapidly in scale, distribution and intensity in recent years, providing a unique insight into offender supervision in the European community.

Prisoners Rights

Author : Susan Easton
ISBN : 9781136817052
Genre : Social Science
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Prisoners’ Rights: Principles and Practice considers prisoners’ rights from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives, and assesses the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. At a time of record levels of imprisonment and projected future expansion of the prison population, this work is timely. The discussion in this book is not confined to a formal legal analysis, although it does include discussion of the developing jurisprudence on prisoners’ rights. It offers a socio-legal rather than a purely black letter approach, and focuses on the experience of imprisonment. It draws on perspectives from a range of disciplines to illuminate how prisoners’ rights operate in practice. The text also contributes to debates on imprisonment and citizenship, the treatment of women prisoners, and social exclusion. This book will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of penology and criminal justice, as well as professionals working within the penal system.

Van Pionier Naar Onmisbaar

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ISBN : 9789046602959
Genre : Criminology--Belgium--History
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Het voorliggende boek vormt het ambitieuze sluitstuk van het jubileumjaar 30 jaar Panopticon. Deze uitgave is uiteraard verbonden met het tijdschrift, wat duidelijk blijkt uit het feit dat de thema's die hierin aan bod komen net dezelfde zijn als de deelredacties van Panopticon. Dezelfde breedte die Panopticon bestrijkt, en het tot een uniek tijdschrift maakt, kan dus ook worden teruggevonden in dit boek. Meer bepaald komen aan bod: Opsporing en politie; Vervolging, berechting en magistratuur; Deskundigenonderzoek; Rechtshulp en advocatuur; Strafuitvoering en justitiële hulpverlening; Recht en geestelijke gezondheidszorg; Maatschappelijke dienstverlening; Jeugdbescherming en bijzondere jeugdzorg; Criminologie en strafrechtstheorie; Internationaal en Europees strafrecht; Vreemdelingen; Criminografie en methodologie; Mensenrechten.

The Internationalisation Of Criminal Evidence

Author : John D. Jackson
ISBN : 9781139505550
Genre : Law
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Although there are many texts on the law of evidence, surprisingly few are devoted specifically to the comparative and international aspects of the subject. The traditional view that the law of evidence belongs within the common law tradition has obscured the reality that a genuinely cosmopolitan law of evidence is being developed in criminal cases across the common law and civil law traditions. By considering the extent to which a coherent body of common evidentiary standards is being developed in both domestic and international jurisprudence, John Jackson and Sarah Summers chart this development with particular reference to the jurisprudence on the right to a fair trial that has emerged from the European Court of Human Rights and to the attempts in the new international criminal tribunals to fashion agreed approaches towards the regulation of evidence.

The Policing Of Transnational Protest

Author : Donatella Della Porta
ISBN : 0754626768
Genre : Law
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Bringing together researchers from a variety of disciplines, this volume examines developments in the policing of transnational protest since the late 1990s. Using case studies from a number of countries in North America and Europe, the authors examine the new forms of political protest and the manner in which the authorities have reacted.

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