EU looks at criminal justice responses to prison overcrowding in Eastern Partnership region

Ways of preventing prison overcrowding in Eastern Partnership countries will be the focus of the regional workshop for officials from the Justice Ministries of Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine, and the Corrections Ministry of Georgia, in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv between 22 and 23 June.
 
The participants will look at criminal justice responses to prison overcrowding in the region, as well as discuss draft strategies on implementation of country specific recommendations in this area.
 
The event is organised in the framework of a programme on promoting penitentiary reforms, implemented within the joint EU/CoE Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.
 
The joint EU/CoE PCF aims to provide extensive and substantial expertise on strengthening the capacity of institutions in the six Eastern Partnership countries to implement domestic reforms and bring them closer to Council of Europe and European Union standards in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and improve the lives of citizens. The EU’s contribution to the PCF is EUR 30 million.
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