PL_X 2007_64

Grant NumberPL_X 2007_64
TypeIn-Country Grant
OrganizationHuman Rights Studies Centre, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Warsaw University
Project NameKlinika 42
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2010
Project Description
The project addresses the problem of quality and fairness of executive proceeding (performing the punishment) before penitentiary courts. The program aims to provide professional aid and objective opinion of independent organization to penitentiary courts and prison administration, to ensure a real representation of a prisoner before the competent authorities, and to increase awareness of the society in the field of human rights protection related to prisoners. Activities of the project include: establishment of regular cooperation with the representatives of the prison authorities and the penitentiary judges, prisons monitoring and preparing reports, intervention in case of rights violation (preparing Amicus curiae for penitentiary court, providing legal assistance and prisoner’s representation), students’ education. The grantee expects to form a team of students qualified in monitoring, strategic litigation, and effective representation of the individual before the public authorities, to provide effective legal and social assistance to individual prisoners, and to strengthen accountability and transparency in public institutions.
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