LGBTIQ+ persons

The handling and care of LGBTIQ+ persons in detention

The objective of this document, and in particular the recommendations contained in its closing sec-tion, is to address existing shortcomings as regards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons in detention. It aims to guide institutions with a view to ensuring optimal and harmonized care of these individuals, who may have specific needs and are exposed to particular risks. Although this document was developed primarily for the enforcement of criminal sanctions (i.e. im-prisonment), pre-trial detention and detention on security grounds, its guiding principles can also be applied to other types of detention, including administrative detention and police custody.


The handling and care of LGBTIQ+ persons in detention (framework document)