Memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights and the Greek Ombudsman

Memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights and the Greek Ombudsman

The Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights and the Greek Ombudsman, under its special competency as the National Preventive Mechanism against torture and ill-treatment, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the effective monitoring of the detention premises and the protection of prisoners’ rights.

This agreement inaugurates a new area of mutual institutional recognition and joint cooperation in the fields of improving conditions in penitentiary premises, enhancing the protection of prisoners’ rights and increasing transparency and accountability in such premises.

The signature of the Memorandum by the competent Minister N. Paraskevopoulos and the Acting Ombudsman V. Karydis took place in the context of the conference ‘’Prisons-Human Rights-Transparency and Accountability: the role of monitoring mechanisms”, which took place in the amphitheater of the General Secretariat for Media & Communication, on Thursday 19th May 2016.

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