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Recommendations: Pre-trial Detention (December 2017)

More than 325.000 prisoners are held in pre-trial detention in the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe, whereof 100.000 are in the European Union. The growing number of cross border cases calls for increased transnational cooperation and mutual understanding. The DETOUR-project aimed at improving such understanding through the exploration and analysis of pre-trial detention practice, especially ways of reducing the use of pre-trial detention in the seven European jurisdictions of Austria, Germany, Romania, Belgium, Lithuania, Ireland and the Netherlands.

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