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Penitentiary - Reformatory for Women in Požarevac
Penitentiary - Reformatory for Women in Požarevac

Author(s): Ljiljana Palibrk, Milena Jerotijević, Aleksandra Bezarević, Ivan Kuzminović
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Social psychology and group interaction, Social development, Studies in violence and power, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare, Social Norms / Social Control, Penal Policy
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: penitentiary-reformatory for women; Požarevac; rights; relationship between the staff and prisoners; hygiene; kitchen; food; health service; violence; social and family ties; professional training;
Summary/Abstract: For the past ten years, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia has been monitoring and identifying violations of human rights of marginalized groups accommodated in various institutions, where their fundamental rights have been partially or entirely limited. After several visits to all prisons, during which the HCHRS has, based on a previously established methodology, ascertained the state of affairs, followed by a systemic monitoring of the changes in the execution of criminal sanctions, the new project aims to identify violations of rights of vulnerable groups among the prison population. Having in mind that the prison system is reforming at a slow pace and that many aspects are contingent on changes in the society and in other state sectors, the Monitoring of the Prison System Reform in Serbia 2011 focuses on the most prominent problems which threaten fundamental human rights of persons sentenced to prison or to educational measures, belonging to one or more categories of the so called sensitive groups. For this reason, the comprehensive methodology used in previous reports has given way to observance of existing rights which the abovementioned persons cannot realize fully or to some degree, in spite the pronounced social or individual need for such rights to be engendered in the case of these particular groups.

  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English