2017 Highlights

The 2017 Highlights of the Criminal Law Cooperation Unit have been published. Please see the on-line version.

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Supporting the reforms in the criminal justice field

26 April Chisinau

On 26 April 2018, the Council of Europe (CoE) announced the launching of a new programme, “Promoting a human rights compliant criminal justice system in the Republic of Moldova.” In the framework of continued assistance to the authorities of the Republic of Moldova and with funding from the...

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Multilateral meeting on management of prisonners’ risks and needs to avoid re-offending

24-25 May Strasbourg

The multilateral meeting will bring together senior officials and professionals from all Council of Europe member states to exchange and promote good practices regarding management of prisoners’ risk and needs and to identify ways of introducing new approaches in their systems in line with the...

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Piloting two treatment programmes in Dubrava and High Security Prison

February - April 2018 Dubrava

Two specific treatment programmes for prisoners have been developed and piloted in Kosovo*. The piloting took place for the first time since the establishment of the Kosovo Correctional Services and was welcomed and considered a success story by the relevant institutions. Moreover, bearing in...

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Train the trainers programme for police officers continues in Montenegro

8-11 May Podgorica

A team of ten national police trainers increased their skills and knowledge to improve protection of human rights in prisons and detention facilities in Montenegro by attending a 4-day train the trainers (ToT) session on 8-11 May 2018 delivered by experienced international police experts. The...

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260 prison staff trained on the new Code of Conduct in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

April - May 2018 Countrywide

A total of 260 prison staff from various penitentiary institutions throughout the country were familiarised with the new Code of Conduct for prison staff through participation at ten 1-day cascade training sessions organised in the course of April and May 2018. The main principles, guidelines and...

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Albanian prison staff visited the Irish Prison Service

23-27 April Dublin

A group of seven staff from different sectors of the General Directorate of the Prison Administration of Albania benefited from a study visit to the Irish Prison Service and meetings with senior officials, including the General Director and the Director of the Irish Training College. The group...

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First Training Programme for Psychiatric Nurses in Georgia

20-25 April Tbilisi

The Council of Europe (CoE) continues to assist the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (MoC) to strengthen capacity building of psychiatric nurses on main principles of mental health nursing. Between 20 and 25 April 2018, 6 psychiatric nurses underwent training sessions on teaching methodology,...

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Development of training curricula and a Manual on individual sentence planning

10-11 April Tirana

Multidisciplinary teams in prison will develop individual sentence planning based on the assessment of prisoners’ risk and needs. The training curricula and a Manual on individual sentence planning were drafted in line with Council of Europe standards and good European practices by a working...

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Training-workshop for penitentiary doctors

18-20 April Baku

Twenty doctors of medical units of penitentiary institutions and prison hospitals enhanced their knowledge and skills for diagnosis and effective treatment of two prevalent diseases among prison inmates, cardio-vascular and nervous system diseases. During a three-day seminar (18-20 April) the...

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