Meeting in Tunis on development of prison system | Tunisia News Gazette

Meeting in Tunis on development of prison system

(TAP) – Minister of Justice Ghazi Jribi, on Saturday, stressed the need to better adapt the Tunisian prison system to international standards by working to ensure respect for the law and human rights.

Jribi, who was speaking at the opening of the periodic conference of directors of prisons and rehabilitation centres of juvenile offenders, stressed the importance of this event to assess the progress of the programme to promote the prison system and its performance and identify the difficulties it faces.

He called for strengthening prisoner mentorship programmes to prepare them for reintegration into society after prison.

The minister also tackled the fight against recidivism, the option for alternative sanctions and community service.

He advocated the generalization of the experience of support offices to all courts during the next 5 years, reaffirming the concern of his department to meet all the conditions and the financial and human resources needed to facilitate the mission of prison institutions.

The presidents of the Higher Committee for Human Rights of the Tunisian League of Human Rights and the National Authority for the Prevention of Torture took part in the conference, besides representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

A tribute was paid to several executives and retired staff of the Prison and Rehabilitation Directorate.

Source: TAP News Agency

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