Council of Europe Office in Georgia
26, Kakabadzeebi Brothers street, 0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel.: +995 32 291 38 70 / 71 / 72 / 73
Fax: +995 32 291 38 74
22-23 March 2014, the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia, with the assistance of
the Council of Europe will hold a 2-day working session at Lopota Lake Resort to
elaborate by-laws to the Code of Imprisonment required in view of the
legislative amendments initiated by the Government in December 2013.
Officials of the Ministry, an international consultant and members of the
project team of the Council of Europe will participate in the working session
which is part of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme â€śHuman
Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť. The participants will take
stock of European standards, main principles and best European practices that
should be followed and reflected in the relevant guiding instruments (i.e. rules
and conditions of storing, carrying and use of special means; rules of
determining restricted area in case of escape; rules of visual and electronic
surveillance and rules on conditions and other circumstances of security
measures during the withdrawal or transfer of accused/convicted persons to the
custody or prison establishment).
It is expected that the
Ministry of Corrections will make use of the recommendations and suggestions of
the working session when developing the first drafts of the by-laws concerned.
On the request of the national authorities, the Council of Europe will provide
further technical assistance in the finalisation of the regulations.
European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme â€śHuman Rights in Prisons and
Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť was launched in July 2013 and aims at strengthening
human rights and improving access to health care for persons deprived of their
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