Current and Future Developments in Law

Current and Future Developments in Law

Volume: 1

Human Rights Issues and Vulnerable Groups

This volume covers topics related to human rights issues and problems of people who are overwhelmed by hostile situations around them and are subsequently rendered vulnerable. The situations of ...
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Safety and Human Rights in Spanish Prisons

Pp. 240-254 (15)

Fernando Reviriego Picon and Faustino Gudin Rodríguez Magarinos


In this chapter it is analyzed that how issues of internal security and good order in prisons can enter in conflict with the rights of inmates; in many cases these security measures are logical constraints, appropriate and proportional, but in others these should be considered as mere arbitrariness of the Administration without any basis. Particularly, the actuation of the Spanish Ombudsman is studied.


Control, Judge of Guarantees, Ombudsman, Prisons, Rights, Transparency.


Department of Constitutional Law, National University of Distance Education, Madrid, Spain.