Following their newly adopted Recommendation (CM/Rec(2014)4) on Electronic Monitoring (February 2014), the Council of Europe (CoE) has published a report on “Ethics and Standards in EM”.
This report, written by Prof. Mike Nellis (member of our project Advisory Board), was prepared on the basis of the discussion at the multilateral meeting on electronic monitoring, held in Strasbourg on 27-28 November 2014.
The report aims to expand on and clarify the issues examined at this meeting. It also aims to stimulate more discussion to help particular countries find their own way in EM within the CoE Framework.
The report was written with particular reference to the basic principles related to ethical and professional standards regulating the use of EM in the criminal justice process, as defined in the newly adopted Recommendation on electronic monitoring.
The report is also available in French and English on the CoE Website.