The working group meeting on drafting the Rulebook on the manner of proceedings of the disciplinary commission in charge of imposing disciplinary measures against sentenced persons took place on 23-24 September 2019 in Skopje.
This session resulted in a first draft of the Rulebook in accordance with the standards set by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), the European Prison Rules, the Mandela Rules and best European practices. The session also benefited from experiences and knowledge of the working group members who were able to illustrate its actual application in their everyday work.
In addition to the working group members, the meeting was attended by the management of the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions within the Ministry of Justice and prison staff from different penitentiary institutions nation-wide, and it was facilitated by one of the Council of Europe national consultants.
The meeting was organised within the scope of the Action “Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the external oversight mechanism in North Macedonia”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe within the “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II” and implemented by the Council of Europe.