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¿Cómo engañar a Europa? Algunas reflexiones sobre los éxitos y fracasos de la supervisión de las prisiones

En este blog ofreceré algunas reflexiones sobre la supervisión de prisiones en Europa. Mi objetivo principal es invitarles a reflexionar de manera distinta sobre el «diálogo permanente» que constituye un elemento clave en el funcionamiento del Comité Europeo para la Prevención de la Tortura (CPT) – pero también constituye un elemento clave en el funcionamiento […]

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Preventing torture and epistemological politics

Thirty years ago, in March 1991, Stanley Cohen and Daphna Golan published an important report for B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.  The report had as title The Interrogation of Palestinians During the Intifada: Il-treatment, “Moderate Physical Pressure” or Torture?  In this brief post I will try to explain […]

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Too much EM?

In November 2020 the Flemish minister of Justice expressed her concerns about the increasing use of electronic monitoring (EM) in Flanders: numbers had risen sharply (+25%) due to the covid-crisis. This situation was no longer acceptable, so she argued: EM is too labour-intensive and it costs too much to the Flemish tax payer.  Moreover, EM […]

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