The Dignity of punishment: vulnerable prisoners’ rights in Lithuania

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Anglų kalba / English
The Dignity of punishment: vulnerable prisoners’ rights in Lithuania
Žmogaus teisės / Human rights.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis chapter discusses the existing challenges in securing the rights of prisoners in Lithuania. In the European context, Lithuania is known for its large number of prisoners, strict criminal policy and difficulties in ensuring the rights of vulnerable groups. The authors of this chapter discuss cultural, legal and organisational obstacles that hinder the effective resolution of long-standing human rights problems in Lithuanian prisons. The chapter focuses on human rights issues such as the negative impact of criminal subculture, the rights of specific groups of vulnerable prisoners (prisoners with substance abuse problems, mental disorders and disabilities) and the right of prisoners to maintain contact with their relatives. These aspects have been selected taking into account the human rights problems in Lithuanian prisons highlighted in scientific research, decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and national courts, reports of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and national human rights institutions and organisations. [From the publication]

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