An assessment mission to detect existing legislative and practical shortcomings and gaps and accordingly define the needs for improvement in the discipline and reward procedures and measures for prisoners took place from 30 January to 2 February 2023 in Türkiye.
During the mission two international consultants met the Directorate General of Prisons and Detention Houses, civil society, enforcement judges and prosecutors, the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Türkiye in its capacity of National Preventive Mechanism, Ombudsman Institution, civil monitoring boards’ members and other stakeholders . Furthermore, Bolu T Type and Sincan L Type No. 3 prisons were visited and discussions carried out with prison management, staff and prisoners.
Following the completion of the visit, an assessment report will be prepared, presenting findings and recommendations for strengthening the regulatory and institutional frameworks governing the disciplinary and reward procedures and measures for prisoners, including tools to facilitate their unified application throughout the country. The report will also provide for tailored measures aimed at enhancing the capacities of prison managers and staff, as well as other relevant stakeholders, on the application of the abovementioned measures and procedures in practice.
This assessment mission was organised within the scope of the Project on “Enhancing the Disciplinary and Reward Procedures for Prisoners in Türkiye” co-funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund of the Council of Europe, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands.