Maastricht University and its partners launched an empirical research project to examine the practical application of the procedural rights of suspects in police detention in four selected European jurisdictions
The Constitutional Court last week issued a judgement confirming that a person may only be held in custody without a court order giving the grounds for 72 hours whether in administrative or criminal proceedings.
On 25 November 2011 the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum delivered a joint statement on police and pretrial detention at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights session in Banjul.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will undertake an official mission to Germany from 26 September to 5 October 2011, to assess the institutional and legal framework regarding deprivation of liberty in the country.
Trial detainees who could have been released on bail of R1000 or less — but could not afford to pay — may soon find themselves out of prison, thanks to a programme aimed at reducing the huge backlog in remand prisoners.
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will undertake its first official visit to Georgia from 15 to 24 June 2011, to assess the institutional and legal framework regarding deprivation of liberty in the country.