Prison Disciplinary Procedures & European Integration – A Comparative and European Study

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Punishment and criminal justice
    • Human rights law
Prisons Prison standards Detention Independent monitoring Monitoring Boards Prevention of torture European Court of Human Rights
Project description

The project will analyse the law, policy and practice concerning prison disciplinary procedures in three European Union countries with differing legal traditions – Belgium, Germany and England/Wales. Research focusing specifically on such disciplinary proceedings and their compliance with European law and policy has not, however, been carried out. This project will assess whether prison disciplinary proceedings comply with European law and policy norms and identify whether additional measures may be required to ensure that such compliance occurs.