|Grant Number||PL_X 2007_64|
|Organization||Human Rights Studies Centre, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Warsaw University|
|Project Name||Klinika 42|
|Amount Awarded||USD 30,000.00|
|Grant Period||April 01, 2008 - March 01, 2010|
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.