Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights
Edited by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck, Frieder Dünkel
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
This book presents the cutting edge of research on the living conditions of long-term prisoners in Europe and considers whether these conditions meet international human rights standards. Bringing together leading experts in the field, with comprehensive coverage of the issues in Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Sweden, this book offers the first comparative study on the subject.
Whereas past research in this area has concentrated on the Anglo-American experience, this book offers a truly comparative European approach and pays due attention to the differences in prison systems between the post Soviet countries and continental Europe.
1. Introduction, 2. Research on Long-Term Imprisonment to Date, 3. Methodology, 4. International Rules Concerning Long-Term Prisoners, 5. Activities of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 6. Long-Term Imprisonment in the Participating Countries, 7. Findings of the Empirical Study, 8. Conclusion