Trainings on treatment specificities of women-detainees to be held in Bishkek

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Staff of penitentiary Institutions 2, 21, SIZO under Institution 14 and SIZO 53 will participate in a series of trainings on the Rules for the treatment of female detainees and non-custodial measures for women offenders (also known as the UN Bangkok Rules).

Events will be conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kyrgyzstan in the framework of continuous support to the State Service for the Execution of Punishments (SSEP) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for the improvement of treatment with detainees, from 19 till 30 June 2017 in Bishkek, the press service of the ICRC reported.

International standards and national legislation on treatment of different categories of female detainees will be considered during the trainings, for instance, detainees who have minor children with them in penal Institution, juveniles, victims of violence, women with disabilities, with addictions, etc.

«Each category of female detainees has its own peculiarity, therefore certain procedures of treatment should be applicable to them. We will also consider specific needs of female detainees, such as, protection of health, hygiene, security and discipline, contacts with outside world and many others”, comments Zoia MaiaKhasia, ICRC Prison System Adviser.

The Bangkok rules were adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 2010 and filled a long-standing lack of standards providing for the specific characteristics and needs of women offenders and detainees. They supplement but not substitute the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), and the UN Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (the Tokyo Rules).

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