Pre-trial detention

Although no adequately functioning criminal justice system can presently do entirely without detaining any suspects, pre-trial detention remains problematic in the context of human rights, the detainee’s family and society. This volume offers a wide variety of topics that are relevant to pre-trial detention: developments that affect the application of pre-trial detention; relevant international and national human rights standards as well as monitoring systems; pre-trial detention of specific groups, and alternatives to pre-trial detention.
Editor(s):
Piet Hein van Kempen
Series:
International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
Volume:
44
book | published | 1st edition
May 2012 | xxx + 822 pp.

Hardback
€145.-


ISBN 9781780680682


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It is estimated that in the course of a year approximately 10 million people will pass through pre-trial detention. Although no adequately functioning criminal justice system can presently do entirely without detaining any suspects, pre-trial detention thus remains problematic in the context of human rights, the detainee’s family and society. This volume therefore offers a wide variety of topics that are relevant to pre-trial detention. Themes discussed are, for instance: developments that affect the application of pre-trial detention; relevant international and national human rights standards as well as monitoring systems; pre-trial detention of specific groups, and alternatives to pre-trial detention. Moreover, this volume contains chapters on 21 individual countries from around the world. On the basis of these, this volume not only examines whether and how international human rights standards on detention are influencing national law and practice, and the extent to which international norms are suitable to do so, it also intends to reveal strengths and weaknesses of domestic law systems as such.

L’on estime que chaque année, près de 10 millions de personnes feront l’objet d’une détention avant jugement. Si aucun système de justice pénale efficace ne peut totalement faire l’impasse sur la détention des suspects, la détention avant jugement reste problématique, tant dans l’optique des droits de l’homme que pour la famille du détenu et la société. Le présent volume aborde dès lors de nombreux sujets liés à la détention avant jugement. Sont évoqués entre autres thèmes : les développements qui affectent l’application de la détention avant jugement; les normes internationales et nationales des droits de l’homme pertinentes, ainsi que les mécanismes de contrôle; la détention avant jugement des groupes spécifiques et les alternatives à la détention avant jugement. Ce volume compte des chapitres consacrés à 21 pays individuels dans le monde entier. Le présent volume ne se limite donc pas à examiner si les normes internationales des droits de l’homme influencent le droit et la pratique nationale, si oui, dans quelle mesure, et en quoi ces normes sont adéquates pour ce faire, il tend également à mettre en avant les points forts et les points faibles des systèmes juridiques nationaux.


About this book
‘The strong human rights focus is an outstanding feature of this collection of essays. [the] study is worth reading - it provides valuable information, highly relevant and timely insights into foreign systems of pre-trial detention as well as the necessary comparative analysis based on a human rights approach. While some of the country chapters are rather descriptive and stick very much to the “law in books”, others provide valuable insights into their national law in action. Particularly when national data on pre-trial detention, the crucial jurisprudence and scientific studies are presented and analyzed the volume constitutes a rich source of information and a basis for further comparative research.’
Christine Morgenstern in Crime, Law and Social Change (2013) 343

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

PART ONE: INTRODUCTORY SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSES 1ÈRE PARTIE: SYNTHÈSE ET ANALYSES INTRODUCTIVES

Pre-trial detention in national and international law and practice: a comparative synthesis and analyses (p. 1)

La détention avant jugement dans le droit national et international et la pratique : synthèse et analyses comparatives (p. 47)

PART TWO: THEMES 2ÈME PARTIE: THÈMES

De quelques éléments relatifs à la détention avant jugement : introduction générale (p. 97)

The CPT and pre-trial detention in Europe (p. 121)

Pre-trial detention from an Inspector of Prisons’ view (p. 151)

Execution of pre-trial detention as regards women in Poland (p. 167)

Electronic monitoring as an alternative to pre-trial detention (p. 177)

The impact of the European Arrest Warrant on pre-trial detention policy (p. 199)

PART THREE: NATIONAL REPORTS 3ÈME PARTIE: RAPPORTS NATIONAUX

Pre-trial detention in the Argentine Republic (p. 223)

La détention avant jugement en droit belge (p. 241)

La détention avant jugement en Chine : de rien à la création, du retard au progrès (p. 265)

Pre-trial detention in Denmark (p. 295)

Pre-trial detention, the treatment of terror suspects, and the Human Rights Act: a critical analysis of the position in England and Wales (p. 327)

La détention avant jugement en droit français (p. 375)

Pre-trial detention in Germany: factual reduction and legal confusion (p. 391)

Pre-trial detention in Greece: the Achilles heel of the prison system (p. 413)

Pre-trial detention in Ireland (p. 461)

La détention avant jugement en Italie (p. 495)

Pre-trial detention in Japan (p. 521)

Pre-trial detention in the Netherlands: improvements are still mandatory (p. 533)

Pre-trial detention in New Zealand (p. 559)

Pre-trial detention in Norway (p. 585)

Pre-trial detention in Poland (p. 607)

Pre-trial detention in Portugal (p. 645)

Pre-trial detention in South Africa: trial and error (p. 661)

Pre-trial detention in Spain: criminological notes on law and practice (p. 697)

Pre-trial detention in Taiwan: an evolution without international conventions (p. 731)

La détention avant jugement en droit turc (p. 761)

Pre-trial detention in the United States of America: a multiple problem crisis (p. 779)

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International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation

The International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF) has a long history and can trace its roots back to 1872. It aims to promote studies in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, especially by scientific research, publications, teaching and international colloquiums. The IPPF’s members are from around the world, are recognized experts in penal and penitentiary matters, and are either high judges, high officials of the prison system, or university professors. Recent publications of the IPPF regard, e.g., Prison policy and prisoners’ rights, Minorities and cultural diversity in prison, and the Implementation of prison sentences and aspects of security.

Les activités de la FIPP La Fondation internationale pénale et pénitentiaire (FIPP) est une institution vénérable dont les origines remontent à 1872. Elle vise à promouvoir les études dans le domaine de la prévention de la criminalité et le traitement des délinquants, plus particulièrement en menant des recherches scientifiques, en éditant des publications, des cours et par l’organisation de colloques internationaux. La FIPP compte des membres dans le monde entier, tous experts reconnus dans les matières pénale et pénitentiaire : hauts magistrats, hauts fonctionnaires du système pénitentiaire ou professeurs d’université. La FIPP a entre autres récemment publié Politiques pénitentiaires et droits des détenus, Minorités et diversité culturelle en prison, et L’exécution des sanctions privatives de liberté et les impératifs de la sécurité.

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