LGBTI persons deprived of their liberty: a framework for preventive monitoring

Published: October 31, 2013

 LGBTI persons in detention – or persons perceived as belonging to this group – are in a situation of particular vulnerability, at risk of human rights violations and abuses – including by fellow detainees – throughout the entire criminal justice system.

The aim of “LGBTI persons deprived of their liberty: a framework for preventive monitoring” is to outline the main risk factors and situations to which LGBTI persons are exposed when they are deprived of their liberty in the criminal justice system, as well as to propose possible avenues of action that could be taken by monitoring bodies.
This paper is part of PRI/APT’s Detention Monitoring Tool, which aims to provide analysis and practical guidance to help monitoring bodies, including National Preventive Mechanisms, to fulfil their preventive mandate as effectively as possible when visiting police facilities or prisons. The tool seeks to support such bodies in addressing systemic risk factors that contribute to an environment where torture or other ill-treatment occurs.
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