Roberto Castelli wants minimum common standards for prison sentences [26/11/2004]

Roberto Castelli, Italy's Minister of Justice, has called for minimum common standards for the enforcement of sentences in Europe. He was addressing the Rome conference on the situation in prisons. He also advocated exchanges of ideas and expertise between European prison officials. The Council of Europe's Director of Legal Affairs, Guy de Vel, told the conference that revision of the European Prison Rules was one of the Organisation's three main priorities. 

 Speech by Guy De Vel  

Roberto Castelli: Parvenir en Europe Ă  des niveaux minimum communs d’exĂ©cution des peines [26/11/2004]

''Il faut parvenir Ă  des niveaux minimum communs d’exĂ©cution des peines en Europe'', a dĂ©clarĂ© le Ministre italien de la Justice, Roberto Castelli, dans une intervention Ă  la ConfĂ©rence de Rome sur la situation dans les structures pĂ©nitentiaires. Il a Ă©galement prĂ©conisĂ© un Ă©change d’expertise entre les personnels pĂ©nitentiaires europĂ©ens. De son cĂ´tĂ©, Guy de Vel, Directeur de la Direction GĂ©nĂ©rale des Affaires Juridiques, a affirmĂ© que la rĂ©vision des normes pĂ©nitentiaires Ă©tait une des trois prioritĂ©s du Conseil de l’Europe. 

 Discours de Guy De Vel