New Online Database on Conditions and Monitoring of Criminal Detention
17 February 2020
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

FRA offers a new database on detention conditions in all 28 EU Member States on its website. This new Criminal Detention Database 2015-2019 offers information about selected core aspects of detention conditions such as cell space, sanitary conditions, access to healthcare, and protection against violence.

The database contains detailed information on the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as well as monitoring reports and statements of various national, European, and international bodies on detention conditions in the EU Member States. Furthermore, the database offers country-specific information, e.g., legal standards at the national level and who the responsible authorities for executing the EAW are.

The database is targeted at judges and legal practitioners involved in cross-border cases. It aims at serving as a “one-stop-shop” for practitioners seeking information about criminal detention conditions in any given EU Member State. The database is complemented by the FRA report on detention conditions in the EU, which was published in December 2019 (see separate news item).

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section