EPLN – Germany

European Prison Litigation Network – Germany was founded in 2019 by German, French, Ukrainian and Russian lawyers, prisoners’ rights defenders and researchers to enhance the judicial protection of prisoners in Europe. EPLN – Germany is a member of the network Réseau européen contentieux pénitentireire / EPLN – France and supports its worldwide efforts.


Christine GRAEBSCH, Lawyer and criminologist, professor of law at the social work department of the Dortmund University of Applied Science and Arts.

Christina LEDERER, Lawyer and barrister in Bremen, lecturer at the University of Bremen for the legal clinic project “legal advice for prisoners”.

Sven BURKHARDT, Defence Lawyer and visiting Professor of Law of Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund.