A Measure of Last Resort? Detention without trial in the EU


Globally, there are close to three million people being held in pre-trial detention. Detained without a trial and for an indefinite period, the human toll can be immense. Clearly, in some cases it is necessary to detain a person for a certain period of time after arrest, for example, to ensure vital evidence is preserved or key witnesses are protected. But all states should protect the right to liberty and use pre-trial detention as a last resort, and only when properly justified.

This short films highlights some of the problems of detention without trial through the stories of Daniela, Maciej and Bruno.


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