Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures

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Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures

The Council of Europe has an unique experience in promoting more humane and socially effective prisons. To this end a number of legal instruments have been adopted including the European Prison Rules and recommendations on education in prison, prison staff, health care in prison and prison overcrowding. These legal instruments have been brought together in one publication, the Compendium of conventions, recommendations and resolutions relating to penitentiary questions.

These instruments have been prepared by either the Council for Penological Cooperation, which is a standing advisory body to the European Committee on Crime Problems, or by ad hoc expert committees.

The Council of Europe also organises regular conferences of directors of prison and probation services. It publishes annual penal statistics on the prison population and community sanctions and measures (SPACE). 

     
European Prisons Rules Council of Europe Probation Rules European Rules for Juvenile Offenders
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 Members of the PC-CP Working Group
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White Paper on Prison Overcrowding  

 
♦ ERA Seminar on alternatives to detention, Bucharest, Romania, 23-24 February 2017
Programme
Registration conditions
 

 
♦ New Liferay website “Criminal law co-operation” (www.coe.int/criminal-law-coop)  

 
♦ Criminal Detention and alternatives: fundamental right aspects in EU cross-border transfers
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♦ Interview with Mr Vivian Geiran, PC-CP Chair
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♦ Guidelines for prison and probation services regarding radicalisation and violent extremism
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 ♦ Practical Guide - Monitoring places where children are deprived of liberty
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♦  Foreign prisoners in Europe - Article by Roisin Mulgrew
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♦ HUDOC CPT Healthcare in Prisons
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Meetings  
14th meeting of the PC-CP Working Group, Strasbourg (30 January - 1 February 2017)
Draft Agenda

Draft Order of Business
 
 
 
Meeting of the CDPC sub-group on prison overcrowding (7 December 2016, Eurojust, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Agenda
 
 
 
6th PC-CP Plenary meeting, Strasbourg (19-21 October 2016)
Summary Meeting report