Azerbaijan, Council of Europe implement penitentiary system project
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 10 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
The Support Prison Reforms in Azerbaijan in 2008-2009 project is underway to conform the Azerbaijani penitentiary system to European standards as part of a cooperation program between the Justice Ministry and Council of Europe.
A workshop was recently held with the participation of penal employees on March 9-10, the project management told Trend on March 10.
The workshop studied international documents to protect prisoner rights, Council of Europe employment regulations for prisons and the second and third articles of the European Human Rights Convention.
The workshop focused discussing European Prison Rules.
The project will finish in February 2010.
The project is financed by the Norwegian government and aims to bring the Azerbaijani penitentiary system in line with Council of Europe recommendations.
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