Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the External Oversight Mechanism in North Macedonia
09 May 2022 15:25:00Skopje 4 May 2022
18 members of the multi-disciplinary prison teams (MDT) exchanged experience, know-how and...
26 Apr 2022 13:36:00
Prison doctors and medical staff in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on preventing and treating transmissible diseasesSkopje 20 - 21 April, 2022
Twelve doctors and medical staff covering nine penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia...
28 Mar 2022 10:30:00Mavrovo 21 - 22 MArch 2022
The current challenges of the provision of healthcare in prisons, as well as upcoming activities...
22 Mar 2022 14:54:00
Prison governors and prosecutors discussed on the functioning of the External Oversight Mechanism in North MacedoniaSkopje 17 March 2022
Representatives of prison management, including 11 prison governors from across the country, met...
06 Mar 2022 21:21:00
Prosecutors and judges discuss the challenges faced by the External Oversight Mechanism in North Macedonia’s court proceduresSkopje 3 March 2022
Prosecutors and judges met in Skopje to discuss the challenges faced by the External Oversight...
02 Mar 2022 19:41:00
Public Prosecutor’s Office on Fighting Organized Crime and Corruption receives technical equipment to support its role in the External Oversight MechanismSkopje 2 March 2022
Technical equipment in value of over 24,000 EUR was donated today to the Unit for prosecuting...
02 Mar 2022 13:47:00
Prison and probation staff in North Macedonia further enhance their knowledge on addressing radicalisationSkopje 25 February 2022
Prison staff and probation officers from across North Macedonia further enhanced their knowledge...
17 Dec 2021 18:06:00
Development of Standard Operating Procedures on provision of healthcare in prisons in North MacedoniaSkopje 15 - 16 December 2021
With aim to improve health services in prisons and address the shortcomings identified by the...
08 Dec 2021 17:14:00Skopje 4 December 2021
Selected prison staff from the three largest penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia...
29 Nov 2021 14:02:00PRILEP 29 November 2021
The prisoners in the Penitentiary Facility of Prilep now have a new equipped visitors’ room...
The Action Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the External Oversight Mechanism in North Macedonia will assist the authorities in North Macedonia in overcoming identified shortcomings related to the protection of human rights, by strengthening the capacities of the penitentiary system and the External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) over the work of the officers with police authority.
The Action will be implemented in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice (Directorate for Execution of Sanctions), the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Ombudsman’s Office, and the Ministry of Health. It will also involve key partners and stakeholders, including civil society organizations.
The citizens in North Macedonia will be impacted from the Action, which contributes in building a more secure and humane society that respects and protects the rights of detained and sentenced persons in line with the Council of Europe standards.
This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union "Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II"
Aiming to better protect the rights of sentenced persons, the Action directly supports the implementation of the recommendations from the latest European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) report, the National Strategy for Development of the Penitentiary System and the National Strategy for Prevention of Violent Extremism by using a tailor-made approach and peer exchanges.
The Action will contribute to a safer and more humane society by:
increasing the capacities of prison managers and staff on radicalisation in prisons
improving the treatment and rehabilitation of inmates
strengthening the provision of health care in prisons
increasing the EOM staff capacities on conducting investigations into cases of police ill- treatment
Duration: 36 months (May 2019 – May 2022)
Beneficiaries/Partners: North Macedonia
Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
Budget: 1,050,000 EUR
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.