Support to the execution of criminal sanctions
|Sectors||Rule of Law and fundamental rights|
|EU Acquis chapters||Judiciary and fundamental rights|
|Programme Funding Year||2007, 2011|
|Periods of implementation||2009, 2013|
The Project supports the BiH authorities in ensuring full compliance with European standards and further advancing towards European integration in the field of criminal sanctions. It further aims to facilitate a political dialogue among BiH authorities at state and entity level regarding harmonisation of standards and practice in the penitentiary field. Specifically, this project intends to work on the following four areas: Component 1: improving implementation of community sanctions (conditional release, community service and conditional sentence); Component 2: establishment of probation service(s); Component 3: further developing prison staff training capacities and harmonising them between the jurisdictions in BiH; Component 4: development and harmonisation of treatment programmes for some of the vulnerable categories of prisoners (minors/juvenile offenders serving sentence, persons under security i.e. mandatory treatment, elderly and persons with disabilities).
Improved capacity and awareness. Enhanced professionalisation and knowledge of European standards and best practices among the target groups and the ability to put these into practice. Development of programmes for some categories of prisoners with special needs. Improvements to legal framework in line with European standards. Development of options assessment and concept paper(s).