Georgian minister attends conference on penitentiary system in Strasbourg
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 29 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Minister of Corrections, Probation and Legal Assistance Khatuna Kalmakhelidze opened an international conference on the penitentiary system problems, which began in Strasbourg.
The Conference will develop single standards towards foreigners serving sentences in the EU countries' prisons. At present, 400 foreigners serve sentence in Georgia's prisons.
As Georgia government office told Trend, Kalmakhelidze in her speech spoke about the reforms carried out in the country's penitentiary system and future plans. She also took part in the development of recommendations.
According to Kalmakhelidze, this conference is of great importance, as it facilitates applying new standards and up-to-date approaches.
During her stay in Strasbourg Kalmakhelidze met with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland and discussed with him joint projects, ongoing reforms and cooperation with the CE.