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Promoting non-discriminatory alternatives to imprisonment across Europe (2021-2023)

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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee in partnership with the University of Coimbra is taking part in the EU-funded, Penal Reform International-led project for promoting non-discriminatory alternatives to imprisonment across Europe (PRI ALT EUR – Promoting non-discriminatory alternatives to imprisonment across Europe, JUST-JCOO-AG-2020, 101007466).

Our project contributes to the implementation of the EU Council Conclusions on alternative measures to detention through analysis of the current use and implementation of alternative non-custodial sanctions. The project gives focuses on how alternatives are applied and implemented for vulnerable and minority groups across European Union member states.

In this project, we conducted extensive research (empirical research, review, analysis) into:


  • we conducted an extensive awareness-raising and training for members of the probation service, judiciary and other relevant criminal justice stakeholders in Hungary:
    • Penal Reform International drafted a professional manual for promoting non-discrimination in the application and delivery of non-custodial sanctions and measures, and other tools and research;
  • we designed an improved alternative measure that specifically address and are implemented in a way which address the challenges and problems the project has found are faced by vulnerable and minority groups to demonstrate practically how these can be overcome.

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