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Knowledge Cluster

Empirical Human Rights

This Knowledge Cluster will focus on what is the relationship of human rights to:

(1) political/criminological discourses on crime control;

(2) the experiences of ‘dignity’ by different people in different institutions/situations of crime control/public order;

(3) the increased emphasis on citizenship (exclusion of non-nationals, children as “not yet”- (full) citizens);

(4) quality of life in institutions (risk of counterproductive effects such as formalisation and bureaucratisation);

(5) the increasing reliance on technology;

(6) preventive strategies (absence of judicial control).