The Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternatives and Judicial Decision-Making (completed)

2014 / 06 / 01 Žymos:


The overall objective of the project is to inform the development of future initiatives aiming to reduce the unnecessary use of pre-trial detention (PTD) within the EU by building a unique evidence-base regarding what, in practice, is causing the use of PTD.

Project period 2014 06 01 – 2016 06 30
Partnership Lithuania, Romania, Ireland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Italy
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1. In the course of the research, 20 court hearings regarding the PTD were monitored, material of 61 cases was analysed, 36 lawyer, 4 judges and 5 prosecutors were interviewed.

2. Trends and weaknesses were identified and recommendations for improving the decision-making in PTD cases were provided.

3. Research report was published in Lithuanian and English and disseminated extensively. This findings were discussed at the round-tables with the Lithuanian defence lawyers and, separately, with the prosecutors at the General prosecutor’s office.


We are grateful for the financial support to