Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the External Oversight Mechanism in North Macedonia
21 Nov 2022 10:58:00North Macedonia 17 November 2022
Eight doctors and medical personnel, alongside with ten prison officers working in six...
08 Nov 2022 14:31:00
1st review of the implementation of North Macedonia’s Penitentiary Strategy: improve of material conditions and healthcare in prisonsNorth Macedonia 3 - 4 November 2022
Fifteen months after its adoption by the Government, the implementation of the National Strategy...
04 Nov 2022 10:47:00
Round Table on further improving the efficiency of the External Oversight Mechanism in North MacedoniaSkopje 2 November 2022
Representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Ombudsman office and senior officials of...
20 Oct 2022 10:57:00Skopje 5 - 7 October 2022
Two HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) online courses - on “Key human...
26 Sep 2022 11:53:00
The component on radicalisation in prisons completed with a piloting and strengthened inter-institutional coordination in North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia 26 September 2022
The Council of Europe activities that supported the national authorities in enhancing their...
11 Jul 2022 12:24:00
Seventh Steering Committee of the “Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the external oversight mechanism in North Macedonia”Skopje 8 July 2022
The members of the Steering Committee of the Action “Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary...
03 Jun 2022 09:54:00
Delegation from North Macedonia gets acquainted with the healthcare provision within the Spanish penitentiary systemMadrid, Spain 31 May - 2 June 2022
A delegation from North Macedonia, consisting of prison doctors, senior officials of the Ministry...
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...
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.