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31 August 2020

New EPTA project proposal approved by the European Commission

Feature Interview: Promoting rehabilitation rather than retribution in criminal justice—Kosovo: Improving Chances Post-Release for Juvenile Detainees

NHC partner Nehat Thaçi, Director General of the Kosovo Correctional Service, discusses what changes have been implemented, and the importance of prison reform for all parts of society.

Montenegro’s Probation Success Paves the Way for Others

In 2019 the NHC facilitated a transfer of knowledge from the Montenegrin probation service to a newly established project with the Ukrainian Center of Probation.

Promoting rehabilitation rather than retribution in criminal justice— Ukraine: Working together to develop probation

In this interview, Jochum Wildeman and Koen Goei share their experiences with helping to further the Ukrainian probation system.

Update on EPTA Annual Conference 2020

Due to the uncertain situation related to Covid-19, the EPTA Annual Conference 2020 will be held as an online event.

The Annual EPTA Conference: Call for Papers

With a focus on sharing experiences on training activities in prison during a lockdown, the EPTA Network launched a Call for Paper for their Annual Conference.

Call to Release Pre-Trial Detainees in Turkey

Civil society organisations urge current orders for pre-trial in Turkey to be revoked, and judges should resort to alternative measures for judicial control when necessary.

European NGOs Call for Urgent Attention for Prisons in Covid-19 Crisis

The NHC has joined other European NGOs in calling for sufficient response from the Council of Europe to address the issue of COVID-19 in prisons across Europe.

5 Years of Probation Ukraine: How Has It Contributed to Safer Societies?

5 years after introducing a probation system in Ukraine, Probation in Ukraine together with the NHC and the CILC celebrated this anniversary with an open forum to look back on its first successes

Probation and Capacity Building in Europe: an Interview with Leading Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout

Interview with Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout shares his views probation and alternative sanctions, and penal reform in Europe.