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Fostering interagency cooperation: workshop empowers collaboration in Armenia's criminal justice system

A recent joint workshop held in Tsaghkadzor on 2-3 May, organised within the framework of two Council of Europe projects – “Strengthening the Protection of the Rights of Persons in Detention in Armenia” and “Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia” – brought together key stakeholders from various sectors. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Service, Probation Service, and the Centre for Implementation of Legal Education and Resocialisation Programmes.

Throughout the facilitated sessions, discussions revolved around the fundamental aspects of collaboration in different areas of work, including the resocialisation cycle, conditional release, alternatives to imprisonment, data collection and exchange, and staff training initiatives. The participants actively contributed by bringing in their expertise and perspective, enriching the discourse and fostering a sense of shared responsibility towards improving the effectiveness of various aspects of the country's criminal justice system.

The workshop provided an inclusive platform for the participants to exchange insights, share best practices, and explore innovative strategies to address common challenges. Professionals from the diverse sectors engaged in constructive dialogue aimed at enhancing collaboration between them, thus strengthening the foundations of Armenia’s advancement to human rights-based criminal justice.

This event is part of the Council of Europe’s support within the framework of the Projects “Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia” and “Strengthening the Protection of the Rights of Persons in Detention”.  The Projects are financed within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023–2026 and implemented by the Council of Europe.

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The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation, with 46 member states, including Armenia. All our member states are party to the European Convention on Human Rights, which is the cornerstone of human rights protection in Europe.

The Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, represents the Secretary General in Armenia. It closely co-operates with national authorities supporting the implementation of statutory obligations to the Council of Europe by Armenia through co-operation projects.


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