Improving Judicial cooperation across the EU through harmonised detention standards – the role of National Preventive Mechanism (2019-2021) | Magyar Helsinki Bizottság

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The transnational project coordinated by the Vienna based Ludwig Boltzmann Institute aims at contributing to the development of the practice of 22 European National Preventive Mechanisms (which is the ombudsman in Hungary), enhancing experience exchange among these institutions and facilitating harmonization of detention standards in the European Union. Professional guidebooks will be created in the framework of the project on the following specific topics:

(1) solitary confinement,

(2) prevention of violent acts,

(3) requests and complaint procedures,

(4) vulnerable groups (e.g. people living with disability) in detention facilities.


The project has been launched in 2019. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, as a project partner, has been responsible for the preparation of the guidebook on the third topic of requests and complaint procedures that was in the focus of the online workshops organized by the HHC in April 2020. A detailed report about the events is available in Hungarian at:

The final project event was an online international conference on 3-4 November 2020.

EU-logoThe project is funded by the European Union.

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