Protecting Human Rights in Prisons while Preventing Radicalization Leading to Terrorism or Violence (2021): A New Publication from OSCE/ODIHR and PRI

ODIHR, along with PRI have made a new publication, which provides a tailored guidance to detention monitors – including National Preventive Mechanism (NPMs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society – and on human rights risks arising in preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism (VERLT) in prisons.

The Guide is structured into two main parts. The first provides an overview of some of the key concepts and factors conducive to terrorism and VERLT, both within and outside of prisons. In doing so, it essentially highlights the importance of independent detention monitoring in preventing and countering VERLT.

The second part looks in detail at a number of specific human rights risk areas in preventing and countering radicalization to terrorism and spreading of VERLT in prisons. It discusses human rights implications of indicators of prisoners who may be “vulnerable” against radicalization to terrorism, classification, risks and needs assessments and other situations.

The Guide for Detention Monitors can be accessed at: (in English, Russian version forthcoming).

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