This guide seeks to provide detention monitors with an enhanced understanding of VERLT and the key human rights issues arising in the context of preventing and countering VERLT in prisons, including the prevention of torture and other ill-treatment, as well as gender considerations.
As part of this, this guide explores the vital need to ensure effective steps toward the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist prisoners while in prison to help prepare for their release. It aims to offer practical guidance on how to address the issue of VERLT in prisons when carrying out detention monitoring.
The guide highlights the importance of independent monitoring of prison-based measures to address, prevent, and counter-terrorism and VERLT.
It provides detention monitors with background information on terrorism and VERLT in general, and in the prison context in particular (Part 1). It then explores the human rights risk areas that may arise in preventing and countering terrorism and VERLT in prisons and identifies how monitors may address these (Part 2).
For each human rights risk area, there are suggested questions specifically related to terrorism and VERLT in prisons for detention monitors to look into in the course of their work, as well as sections offering practical advice for detention monitors on how to prepare, undertake and follow up on their monitoring work. PDF 104 pgs