Mobile teams monitoring treatment of people in custody

Mobile teams monitoring treatment of people in custody 02 November 2013

2013 Human Rights Tulip wildcard winner

Mobile Monitoring Teams comprise staff members/volunteers (MMTs) (2 to 4 people) including (a) staff/hired (defence) lawyer(s). They are used for urgent/routine collection of necessary/additional information about a case of human right violation and adequate reaction to the developments related to it.

In Belarus, by law, a lawyer duly hired by a person kept in custody or his/her relatives/representatives is the only one who has the right to demand immediate access to a person in custody, that makes a lawyer an essential part of the team. An MMT travels to the location where the violation took or is taking place and works on site.

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