Members & Associate Partners

The European Prison Litigation Network is a network of non governmental organisations active in the defense of prisoners’ rights.

It currently federates 25 national NGOs and bar associations from 18 Council of Europe member states (14 EU countries, 3 countries from the Eastern and South-Eastern European Partnership and UK) which are recognized by civil society, public authorities and European bodies as the main actors in the defense of the fundamental rights of detainees in their countries.

How to become member or partner of the European Prison Litigation Network ?

Individuals and legal entities may join the network as full Members or Associate Partners.

Full Membership is open to any non-profit non-governmental organization, represented by one individual, or any individual interested in and committed to the mission of the association. Being a full member gives voting right at the annual general assembly.

Partnership is open to any legal entity, whether an association, research centre, university, or any other non-profit private or public entity pursuing goals similar or matching with those of the EPLN. Associate Partners have the opportunity to get involved in ad-hoc activities of the network depending on their topic of interest through participation in certain activities and in debates of the general assembly without voting right.

Applications for admission as a Member or Associate Partners are submitted to the decision of EPLN Board.

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