Ad hoc query on Legal Assistance in Detention Centres
The compilation of responses from 6 Member States to this French Ad hoc query provides some useful information inter alia on organizations granted access to detention centres and sites accessible to such organizations.
The attached compilation of responses compares policies from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Slovakia on the issue of legal assistance in detention centres.
The following questions are addressed:
Which persons/organizations can intervene in detention centres to ensure the effective exercise of the rights of detained persons pending their removal, and under what conditions?
What type of services are provided?
- Which sites are accessible to persons/organizations concerned?
- Since when and for what reasons such a system has been set up?