Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov received on 20 July the head of the Baku office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mary Verntz, ICRC coordinator, which accomplished his tenure, Jean Pole Korb and Susanna Lopes, who will submit him in this post, the Ministry told Trend.
The Minister noted that the measures taken for improvement of the penitentiary system of the country, removal of exiting obstacles, provision of prisoners rights and underlined the cooperation in this spheres with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Verntz noted that legal reforms currently in the country actually promote the activities of the penitentiary system. She also marked the improvement of the maintenance conditions in the prisons, their provision with necessary supplies, as well as treatment.
She thanked the Minister for active cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The initiative by the Justice Ministry was appreciated the initiative on establishment of Public Committee with respect to strengthen public control over penitentiary system. There was held an exchange of opinion on perspectives of mutual cooperation.