Project: "Implementing pilot, 'quasi-pilot' judgments and judgments revealing systemic and structural problems in the field of detention on remand and remedies to challenge detention conditions"


  • The project was implemented in 2012-15 in Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, in close co-operation with national authorities, international experts, the Registry of the ECtHR as well as the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).
  • The project objective was to promote systems of preventative and compensatory remedies enabling detainees to challenge poor conditions of detention. The project activities led to concrete proposals for improvements in each of the participating countries.
  • The project addressed the application of Court judgments, examined the domestic situation, initiated action and improved ways to challenge detention conditions in the six participating countries. Specific action plans with measures to improve current practice were adopted in Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania and the Russian Federation. In all countries, the project raised awareness of European standards, including on the Convention’s requirements, CPT’s standards, and Committee of Ministers recommendations.
  • The project received a contribution of €769 449 from the Fund.