Council of Europe Office in Georgia
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|Council of Europe to provide its assistance in the development of by-laws to the Code of Imprisonment|
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 “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”. 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.
The European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions” was launched in July 2013 and aims at strengthening human rights and improving access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.
|A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.|