Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on electronic monitoring
The Recommendation of the Committee of Ministersto member States on electronic monitoring was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 February 2014 at the 1192nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies.
The aim of this recommendation is to define a set of basic principles related to ethical issues and professional standards enabling national authorities to provide just, proportionate and effective use of different forms of electronic monitoring in the framework of the criminal justice process in full respect of the rights of the persons concerned.
It is also intended to bring to the attention of national authorities that particular care needs to be taken when using electronic monitoring not to undermine or replace the building of constructive professional relationships with suspects and offenders by competent staff dealing with them in the community. It should be underlined that the imposition of technological control can be a useful addition to existing socially and psychologically positive ways of dealing with any suspect or offender as defined by the relevant Committee of Ministers’ recommendations.
Click here to view the full Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on electronic monitoring.