In July 2017 the Prison Litigation Network was granted participating status with the Council of Europe.
Holding participatory status will allow the PLN to submit a request for entitlement to lodge collective complaints before the European Committee of Social Rights.
In addition, the INGOs enjoying participatory status make up the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe which meets twice a year in Strasbourg during the January and June Sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly. The PLN has participated in the last session of the Conference which took place on 27-30 June 2017.
For more information see http://www.coe.int/ngo