Germany: neither incarcerated nor free
Culture LGBTI Death penalty GermanyThe fight to end capital punishment is far from over but progress continues to be made. Over a thousand attendees are expected to converge on the German capital in November 2022 for the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty. The assembly aims to unite individuals around the global issue of a… Read more
Europe Material conditions GermanyThe delegation - which visited police stations, prisons and psychiatric clinics throughout Germany- received no allegations of deliberate physical ill treatment or inter-prisoner violence, and praised material and health-care facilities.
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Germany: walling up madness
Europe Access to legal rights Discipline Mental health Drugs Material conditions GermanyGermany is a federal republic divided into 16 Länder. The Ministry of Justice oversees prison health care. Federal law does not provide for any mental health care in prison. The Länder implement treatment measures. Significant variations have been observed from one territory and facility to another… Read more
Germany: unsuccessful constitutional complaint challenging electronic monitoring of persons released from prison (‘electronic tagging’)
Europe Access to legal rights Discipline Justice GermanyWhile such electronic monitoring constitutes a very intrusive interference with fundamental rights, in particular with the fundamental right to informational self-determination and the general right of personality following from Art. 2(1) in conjunction with Art. 1(1) of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz…
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Coronavirus Europe Health GermanyBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s most populous state North-Rhine Westphalia plans to release as many as 1,000 prisoners in order to free up cells to be used as quarantine rooms out of concern that coronavirus could spread unchecked in jails, its justice minister said. The plan, first reported by Focus…
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Germany: los 'menús de pena' que se sirven en las cárceles
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Europe GermanyThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Violence GermanySince 1 February 2017, the Dutch police have been experimenting with the use of the Taser X2 in day-to-day policing. The way they use these electro-shock weapons poses unacceptable health risks. This is evident from the report “A Failed Experiment: The Taser-Pilot of the Dutch Police” published by…
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Europe Religion GermanyThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
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Europe GermanyPrisoners in a small German city are being served cheeseburgers in place of their usual fare after a food contract deal fell through. They can order items up to a value of 4 euros. Police in the western German town of Bergisch Gladbach have been ordering takeaway McDonalds for inmates after a food…
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Europe GermanyPriver un toxicomane de traitement de substitution à l’héroïne pendant son séjour en prison peut, dans certaines circonstances, être assimilé à un traitement inhumain ou dégradant, a jugé aujourd’hui la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme dans une affaire concernant l’Allemagne.
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