Lattanzio KIBS continues cooperation with FRANET - Data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Overview of previous searches

In 2019, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a database concerning detention conditions in EU Member States and the report ‘Criminal detention conditions in the EU: rules and reality’. 

The research was conducted at the request of the European Commission in order to collect data to help practitioners decide on the cross-border transfer of detainees under the 2002 Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant, and also with reference to other EU cross-border transfer instruments, such as the 2008 Framework Decision on the transfer of detainees.  

Detention conditions in EU Member States today

The main objective of the Lattanzio KIBS intervention is to collect relevant and up-to-date data and information on criminal detention conditions in Ireland to prepare a part of the report themed ‘Criminal Detention in the EU - Conditions and Monitoring’. 

The report helps assist judges dealing with the European Arrest Warrant, and other cross-border transfer requests, in examining detention conditions and determining whether they may pose a risk of inhuman or degrading treatment

The data collected, relating to national standards for detention conditions in each Member State, focuses on aspects such as cell space, sanitary conditions, nutrition, isolation, social reintegration, prevention of violence, contact with the outside world, specific measures for the protection of detainees with special needs or other vulnerabilities, monitoring and access to legal remedies.

Find out more: The research and data collection activities on fundamental rights in Ireland