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Short Update: Right to visit prisoners is suspended in Luxembourg and lawyers are invited to contact clients by phone or letter

FairTrialsAdmin - April 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions, Access to a lawyer

On 19 March 2020 the right to visit prisoners was suspended. On 23 March 2020, lawyers were invited to contact their clients via calls or letters, as the internet network of the prison was not efficient enough to allow visio-conference meetings to take place. 

Following the regulation of 25 March, during the duration of the state of emergency, temporary outings, as well as visits, and work activities of prisoners, can be restricted or suppressed insofar as these restrictions are necessary in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 in penitentiary centres and proportionate, limited in time and respectful of human dignity. On 26 March, the Luxembourg Ministry of justice published a press release (in French) and specified that limitations to the rights of prisoners (visitation, outing, work) will be compensated by a multiplication of access to electronic communications tools such as video-conference and phone calls.  

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