The final meeting of the Working Group (WG) on revising the “Regulation on releasing seriously ill persons serving prison sentence from the execution of punishment” was held in Chisinau, on 1-2 April 2019. The meeting was organised as part of the Council of Europe support to the National Administration of Penitentiaries of the Republic of Moldova.
The WG finalised draft proposals aimed at improving the mechanism of considering seriously ill persons serving prison sentence for early release and ensuring independent medical decisions. The draft list of illnesses based on which affected prisoners can be subject to early release was also elaborated.
The WG session was attended by representatives of specialised departments of the National Administration of Penitentiaries, the Prison Hospital and prison medical services and was facilitated by Council of Europe consultants.
The WG session was organised under the auspices of the programme “Promoting a human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the Government of Norway and implemented by the Council of Europe.