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Draft strategy for improving the situation in the penitentiary system discussed with representatives of NGOs

21/02/2019

Today, Deputy Minister of Justice Suren Krmoyan discussed with about ten representatives from non-governmental organisations the draft strategy for improving the situation in the penitentiary system and the Action Plan for implementation thereof.

Welcoming the participants of the meeting, the Deputy Minister presented the key directions of the strategy, emphasising that the strategy being presented is aimed at ensuring a shift from a punitive justice to a restorative justice in the penitentiary system.

Among other innovations, Suren Krmoyan also informed the participants of the meeting that the shutting down of "Nubarashen" Penitentiary Institution and building a new one in Abovyan city derive from the strategy.

Summarising his speech, Deputy Minister Krmoyan urged the representatives of non-governmental organisations participating in the meeting to actively participate in the revision of the draft strategy, submitting effective recommendations on the introduction of the draft, strategic directions and measures of implementation thereof.

After the meeting, a question and answer session was held between the participants.

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