Monitoring Closed Environments: The Role of Oversight Bodies

48 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2014

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Bronwyn Naylor

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law; Monash University - Faculty of Law

Lisa Harrison

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2014

Abstract

In 2008, the Law Faculty at Monash University was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant entitled Applying Human Rights legislation in Closed Environments: a Strategic Framework for Managing Compliance. The research commenced in 2009 and was completed in 2012.The ARC Monash project focused on the major categories of closed environments: prisons, police cells, forensic psychiatric institutions, closed mental health and disability units, and immigration detention facilities. The aim of the ARC project was to understand how these closed environments, with their inherent risks for individual human rights of detainees, incorporate human rights considerations in managing the conditions and treatment of persons held in the facilities.In this 3rd Working Paper the critical role of oversight bodies in relation to closed environments and human rights is examined.

Keywords: human rights, monitoring, ombudsman, prisons, immigration detention, forensic psychiatry

JEL Classification: K23, K14,K42, L32 , L33

Suggested Citation

Naylor, Bronwyn and Harrison, Lisa, Monitoring Closed Environments: The Role of Oversight Bodies (May 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2463193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2463193

Bronwyn Naylor (Contact Author)

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

Melbourne
Australia
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Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Lisa Harrison

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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